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‘Moonlight’ Crosses $50M+ At Worldwide Box Office With China & Japan On Deck

EXCLUSIVE: Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight has passed the $50M global mark with a total through Tuesday of $56.1M. The split breaks down to $28.6M international box office and $27.5M domestic for the first picture fully produced and financed by A24 which also led international sales, selling out around the world at last year’s AFM. When offshore rollout began, Moonlight was looking at a potential $40M worldwide with a 50-50 domestic vs foreign split, a rare feat for a… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Makes Room For $222M Offshore, $429M WW On Tuesday

Beauty And The Beast

While it continues to break records domestically, Disney's Beauty and the Beast clocked another $18.2M at the international box office Tuesday. The offshore cume is now $222.3M, with global at $428.5M. That sets the Bill Condon-directed live-action fairy tale on course to hit $500M global this week. The overseas Tuesday was 10% of the initial weekend frame. As previously noted, the update on the 1991 animated classic is comping well to last year's The Jungle Book, which… Read

BBC Leads Wins At RTS Awards For Shows Including ‘Fleabag’ & ‘Happy Valley’

The BBC led the pack at the UK's Royal Televsion Society Programme Awards, taking 13 awards for shows including Fleabag, Happy Valley and Undercover. The RTS Programme Awards, which took place in London on Wednesday night and was hosted by comedian Sandi Toksvig, saw the BBC scooped 13 awards including the newly introduced RTS Channel of the Year Award for BBC Three and the Breakthrough Award for Fleabag writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Waller-Bridge also picked up… Read

French Biz Decries Censorship As Far Right Mayor Pulls Pic On Populism’s Rise

In what French film industry group l’ARP sees as a potential sign of what's to come should France's far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen advance in May’s local elections, a feature seen as critiquing her National Front (FN) party has been pulled from a municipal cinema in the south. Chez Nous (This Is Our Land), by actor/director Lucas Belvaux, is the story of a young woman recruited by a fictional populist party, and the ascension of the party in the north of… Read

‘Bancroft’ Casts Sarah Parish; Federation Ent. Names COO; Britannia Awards Sets Date; WBITD Ups Exec – Global Briefs

ITV Encore has set the cast for its four-part thriller, Bancroft. Sarah Parish (Broadchurch) will star as the eponymous tortured detective with dark secrets in her past. Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge), Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Also joining the cast are Faye Marsay (Game Of Thrones) and Linus Roache (Vikings). Hopkinson and Brooke are… Read

No. 17 ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

The Angry Birds Movie

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. THE ANGRY BIRDS M… Read

No. 18 ‘La La Land’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

La La Land Box Office

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. LA LA LAND Lions… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Bests $200M Offshore; Passing $400M WW Box Office Today

Beauty And The Beast Box Office

Disney's Beauty and the Beast continued its offshore waltz on Monday to take its international box office to $204.2M. Belle, her Beast, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the castle dwellers are at $392.4M global through Monday. They will pass $400M worldwide today. The overseas Monday of $21.9M on BATB reps 12% of the weekend's $182.3M. That's a stronger hold than would normally be expected for a family film — and also comes with most markets not on holiday. Putting it into some… Read

Carey Mulligan Reteams With David Hare For BBC’s ‘Collateral’

Carey Mulligan

EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan has been set to star in Collateral, the four-part BBC miniseries that puts her back in business with David Hare. Hare wrote Collateral, which SJ Clarkson is directing and The Forge producing, with production starting in April. The mini is described as a modern-day state of the nation project which takes place over four days. Mulligan previously worked with Hare when she starred in the recent revival of his play Skylight. She was cast opposite… Read

Netflix Eyeing BBC Supernatural Thriller ‘Requiem’; Emerging Brit Helmer Mahalia Belo To Direct

Netflix is looking to board the BBC psychological thriller Requiem with up-and-coming Brit helmer Mahalia Belo set to direct. The six-episode, hourlong series focuses on the story of a young woman who, in the wake of her mother's death, sets out to learn the truth about herself, even to the point of unraveling her own identity. It's a subtle tale of the supernatural that plays on uncertainty, mystery and ambiguity. Belo will direct all six episodes. New Pictures' Willow… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Malaysia Release Set With No Cuts, Local Cinemas Say

It looks like Beauty And The Beast will have a happy ending in Malaysia after all. The country’s largest cinema chain, Golden Screen Cinemas, tweeted today that the film will be released on March 30 with no cuts and rated PG-13. The news comes after the local censor sought over four minutes of edits “involving a gay moment" which Disney refused. The Mouse postponed the release last week saying the film "has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia." BEAUTY AND THE… Read

Cristian Mungiu Named President Of Cannes Cinéfondation & Short Film Jury; Warner Pacts With iQiyi – Global Briefs

The Cannes Film Festival has set Romanian director Cristian Mungiu as President of the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury. The helmer of Palme d’Or-winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days as well as last year's Baccalauréat, for which he won Best Director, previously sat on Steven Spielberg's main festival jury in 2013. Mungiu said today, "Value and originality have never achieved easy recognition in the cinema. And it's even harder to recognize the value and originality of… Read