Aussie indie distribs report a good year in a tough market, with the squeeze being put on smaller titles.
While Graham King's new domestic distribution venture aims to shake up the release market and go head-to-head with the studios, the company won't necessarily be making headlines at the AFM.
Indie distributors' market share dropped 19% in Spain through Sept. 30.
Korea's theatrical business mirrors the U.S. biz -- box office is rising while admissions are slightly down compared to last year.
"We're finding foreign indie films tougher and tougher in the U.K. as the marketplace is so small but the cost of release is so high," says Vertigo Films topper Rupert Preston. "Local films we like."
With homevid dying and TV sales still scarce, Italy continues to be a market where theatrical is absolutely crucial.
Indie film at the upper end of the feeding chain is booming in Russia.
For FilmNation prexy Glen Basner, AFM has already begun.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$11.1M Cumulative:$139.2M Fox -25.14%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$7.3M Cumulative:$29.8M Universal Pictures -23.30%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$4.5M Cumulative:$17.5M Disney -31.38%