The Weinstein Company is launching a don't-spoil-the-surprise campaign surrounding its upcoming release of its upcoming J.D. Salinger documentary "Salinger."
Private equity company Ratos, which owns Finland's top theater loop Finnkino, has bought a 60% stake in Swedish chain SF Bio for $420 million, creating the Nordic region's biggest exhib chain.
Swedish exhib chain SF Bio, which is rumored to be up for sale, scored its highest-ever admissions tally last year.
As installation of digital screens picks up in Europe, exhibitors are exploring options for showing "alternative content" alongside new feature films.
A week after becoming effectively Sweden's sole exhib, SF Bio is setting its plans for what remains of the Astoria Cinemas chain that it bought out.
Scandinavian exhib market leader SF Bio has saved Sweden's second biggest theater chain Astoria Cinemas from bankruptcy.
Despite a weakened Swedish movie-theater market, Scandinavia's largest media entertainment group Bonnier reached record earnings in 2005.
Twentieth Century Fox Intl. is restructuring its Scandinavian operation, splitting it into two companies, theatrical and home entertainment.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%