A quick look at where and how some top U.K. pics minted their global gold
Johnny English Reborn
For the first time in nine weeks, "The Smurfs" didn't rule the international B.O. Instead, Disney's robo-fighters in "Real Steel" won overseas bragging rights for the Oct. 7-9 sesh.
DreamWorks Animation has its costume all picked out for Halloween, with Paramount moving up the toon studio's "Shrek" spinoff to Oct. 28.
More a resuscitation than a rebirth, British comedian Rowan Atkinson revives his spoof spy character with this enjoyable if somewhat wheezy reprise.
Will a 3D toon re-release or an epidemic-themed holdover win the weekend?
Debra Hayward has stepped down as prexy of U.K. production at Working Title to launch her own shingle, Monumental Pictures.
Disney has set Sept. 16 to release a 3D version of its hit 1994 toon "The Lion King," a move that worked for the Mouse House after 2009 releases of 3D versions of "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2."
These thesps, producers, directors, artists and location experts serve as important liaisons between the biz in France and the U.S.
Mark Ivanir has replaced Jeremy Northam in indie drama "A Late Quartet."
Local film production in Blighty continues to suffer, with a year-on-year decline in volume and value of indigenous features, down 20% and 26% respectively, according to new stats from the U.K. Film…