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 27 March 2023
FilmDistributorWeeks on releaseWeekend TotalTotal Box Office
1John Wick : Chapter 4Lionsgate UK2£5,321,533£5,321,533
2Shazam! Fury Of The GodsWarner Bros.3£1,094,706£4,093,818
3Creed IIIWarner Bros.5£731,273£12,842,819
4Scream VIParamount4£597,937£6,291,354

Source: Comscore

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Super Mario Bros, John Wick, Dungeons & Dragons, 65, Creed, Scream, Rye Lane, Shazam, What's Love?, Everything Everywhere, The Whale & more!

Accessible, Inclusive Subtitled/Captioned Cinema!
Super Mario Bros, John Wick, Dungeons & Dragons, 65, Creed, Scream, Rye Lane, Shazam, What's Love?, Everything Everywhere, The Whale & more!

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Empire of Light
In cinemas now

A romance develops in a beautiful old cinema on the south coast of England in the 1980s.

Starring: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones

When a lively young family moves in next door, grumpy widower Otto Anderson meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant woman named Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world upside down.

A Man Called Otto

In Cinemas Friday


In cinemas Friday

After President Park`s murder in 1980, North Korea sense an opportunity for future invasion and sends one of its spies. Park Pyong-Ho and Kim Jung-Do, two senior security officers, are tasked with the hunting down the infiltrator.

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Genres is our latest online course to launch @FutureLearn

Develop your knowledge of the film industry, guided by experts and gain insights into the film production process and the impact audience expectations and thematic conventions can have on decision making.

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On Saturday 3 September Cinema venues across the UK will come together to celebrate cinema and cinema-going under the banner of National Cinema Day.

Check the link in our bio to find the UK cinema sites participating

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Brian and Charles in cinemas today

Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet.

Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he`s ever faced -- a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.

In cinemas this Thursday

Emergency - in cinemas now

After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion.

`A vividly moving portrait of Siegfried Sassoon` - Financial Times

Benediction in cinemas 20 May

About the film-
Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government`s continuation of the war. Adored by the aristocracy and the stars of London`s literary and stage world, Sassoon`s experiences inspire him to write poetry about the horrors of battle.


Take on me.... Take me on (to the movies)

A-Ha: The Movie in cinemas Friday 20 May