The Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) represents the interests of film distributors in the UK and Ireland. Its membership ranges from Hollywood studios to independent operators and is responsible for 99% of all films released theatrically in the territory.

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UK and Ireland Top 5 Films

to 26 July 2021
FilmDistributorWeeks on releaseWeekend TotalTotal Box Office
1Black WidowWalt Disney4£1,410,288£13,830,117
2Space Jam: A New LegacyWarner Bros.3£1,397,044£3,613,143
3The Croods 2: A New AgeUniversal Pictures3£876,123£2,054,109
4OldUniversal Pictures2£866,860£866,860
5The Forever PurgeUniversal Pictures3£598,803£1,800,785

Source: Comscore

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Film distributors and exhibitors, mark your calendars! 📆

Distributor Slate Days returns on 14th + 15th September 2021 for a live event (with support activity online)!

Delivered by @Film_London and @filmhubscotland in partnership with @FDA_UK

More info coming very soon!

Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving come together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage for @CineRedis's FREE online industry events from 29-30 July.

Find out more and sign up now: https://www.the-bigger-picture.com/articles/cinema-rediscovered-reframing-film-events-free-for-bfi-fan-members/

Check out this Anti-Piracy ad from the stars of People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan.

And go check their film out in the cinema

Check out this Anti-Piracy ad from the stars of People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan. 

And go check their film out in the cinema
FindAnyFilm @FindAnyFilm

They may be fictional garage legends and pioneers behind pirate-radio station @KuruptFM, but the stars of #PeopleJustDoNothing: #BigInJapan, have a few words to say about anti-piracy in the film industry.

@Cinema_UK CEO Phil Clapp offers @ccAustralia his thoughts on the challenges presented in tackling film theft. @FDA_UK @IndustryTrust

https://contentcafe.org.au/articles-stories-everything/insights-from-industry-insiders-phil-clapp-chief-executive-of-the-uk-cinema-association/

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is officially starting today!
Our very own FDA President Lord Puttnam produced Chariots of Fire (1981), the award winning true story of two British athletes who brought glory to their country in the 1924 Olympic Games.
#Tokyo2020 #Olympics #UkFilm

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is officially starting today!
Our very own FDA President Lord Puttnam produced Chariots of Fire (1981), the award winning true story of two British athletes who brought glory to their country in the 1924 Olympic Games.
#Tokyo2020 #Olympics #UkFilm
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What perfect weather for a trip to the cinema

With action-packed Fast & Furious 9, heartfelt #Supernova, and family friendly #Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds all coming this week. What will you pick?

Photo: Singin' in the Rain (1952), MGM
#Cinema #UKfilm #Rain #UKCinema #Film #F9
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To say #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players for their support of the UK film industry, distributors are taking part in National Lottery Cinema Weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

Take a look at what you can watch at the link in our bio

#cinemaweekend #ukcinemaweekend #cinemaweekend2021
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FDA welcomes reopening of cinemas in the Republic of Ireland. What are you excited to watch? 🇨🇮 #Ireland #Cinemas #Film ...

To be or not to be… That is the equestrian. 🐎
The Oscar-nominated Toni Collette stars in the heart-warming #DreamHorse, in cinemas today
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Step off the path and into #AQuietPlace Part II, in cinemas today 🔇 ...

It’s going to be a Bad Girl Summer.💋 Watch Disney’s #Cruella in cinemas now @disneyuk ...

FDA welcomes the reopening of UK cinemas from today! #cinemas #reopen #bigscreen #ukcinema #lovecinema #movies #film ...

The latest survey by Cinema First confirms audiences can’t wait to return to the big screen from 17 May! #cinema #movies #film #bigscreen #lovecinema ...

We've had some amazing feedback from our online course! If you want to join over 18,000 people in learning about film distribution, sign up now for free: https://bit.ly/3tmDTWb #flfilmdistribution #futurelearn #film #cinema #movies #course ...

Discover how your favourite films make it to the big screen in a brand new run of our Film Distribution course! It's completely free and run by industry professionals... Sign up now to begin on 3rd May: https://bit.ly/3aD8mbY #onlinecourse #filmdistribution #film #filmindustry #cinema #onlinecourse #course #flfilmdistribution ...

Are you excited to return to the big screen? A recent survey by MetrixLab showed an amazing 59% of people cite cinemagoing as their most missed out of home activity! #cinemafirst #lovecinema #fdauk #bigscreen #cinema ...