Blighty's second largest exhib chain Cineworld Group has acquired leading independent exhib City Screen Group's Picturehouse Cinemas for £47.3 million ($76.2 million), it was announced Thursday.
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Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" has overtaken "Avatar" to become the highest grossing film of all-time at Blighty's box office.
Domino's, the U.K.'s leading pizza delivery company, is making a move into video-on-demand via a deal with Lionsgate UK.
Parguayan action-thriller "7 Boxes" has been sold to Arrow Films for release in the UK and Ireland next summer.
Headed into the Christmas frame, some bizzers worried that six wide releases would cannibalize each other at the holiday box office.
The U.K. riots have kicked a hole in the country's box office.
Amid all the hoopla over Summit Entertainment's "Twilight," don't forget Disney 3-D animated "Bolt." Both films open Friday in what's expected to be another strong sesh for the domestic box office.