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Global box office hit all-time high of $38bn in 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions and Fast & Furious 7 post more than $1bn each

Ben Child

04, Jan, 2016 @12:34 PM

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Jurassic World and the 'legacyquel': 2015 global box office in review
US cinema is on the road to recovery, while China gets it head around the blockbuster game – plus more winners, losers and trends of the year

Phil Hoad

29, Dec, 2015 @4:05 PM

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Minions: resistance is futile
The Minions movie is just the squeaky yellow creatures’ latest step towards total ubiquity – soon they will be inescapable

Charlie Lyne

16, Nov, 2015 @9:00 AM

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2015 predicted to be record-breaking year at US box office
Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when added to the summer’s blockbusters, will lead to box-office receipts totalling $11bn

Henry Barnes

16, Oct, 2015 @2:54 PM

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Shyamalan gets career reprieve as The Visit marks 2015 horror high
In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene, the Maze Runner franchise overtakes the Divergent series, and both Rogue Nation and Minions set records in China

Phil Hoad

14, Sep, 2015 @5:13 PM

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Jurassic World joins the international billionaires club
In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene, Bollywood comedy sequel manages India’s third-highest opening of 2015 and Jurassic World becomes the fourth film to make $1bn overseas

Phil Hoad

07, Sep, 2015 @4:44 PM

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Universal makes a minion of the competition in 2015's summer battle
Universal’s focused approach shows up scattergun Warner confusion, while UK and German openings suggest Straight Outta Compton off the pace outside of its hood

Phil Hoad

31, Aug, 2015 @8:05 AM

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Arnie might be back after all: Chinese debut could save Terminator franchise
In this week’s round-up of the global box office scene:

• China furthers track record of saving troubled Hollywood properties
• Bride Wars shows foreign remakes of US films becoming financially viable
• Hitman: Agent 47 built for stealth killing in overseas markets

Phil Hoad

24, Aug, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Continue? Second chance for Sandler as Pixels tops UK box office
The whizz-bang special effects of Adam Sandler’s video game comedy distract from the buggy script, while Guy Ritchie’s The Man from UNCLE needs more eyes to spy

Charles Gant

18, Aug, 2015 @2:38 PM

Summer blockbusters 2015: how much can you remember? - quiz
The sun has retired and the ice cream has melted. Which means this year’s city-saving, helicopter-crashing, cinematic universe-expanding multiplex-fillers have come to an end. Were you paying attention? (spoiler warning)

Benjamin Lee

18, Aug, 2015 @11:55 AM

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Punching power of Akshay Kumar's Brothers fuelled by Hollywood tag-team
In this week’s round-up of the global box office scene:

• Fox-produced remake of 2011’s Warrior manages India’s third highest debut of 2015
• Russia - but nowhere else - shows love for Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
• NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton bucks ghettoisation of hip-hop films

Phil Hoad

17, Aug, 2015 @5:11 PM

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Jurassic World is UK's eighth biggest film ever while Fantastic Four bombs
The dinosaurs continue to pull in the crowds while Fox’s Marvel reboot fails to bring in superhero numbers

Charles Gant

12, Aug, 2015 @1:44 PM

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