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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FDA YEARBOOK 2022 launch

31 March 2022|

The Film Distributors' Association today presented its annual FDA YEARBOOK 2022 with a breakfast launch at the NoMad hotel in London

UK and Ireland Top 5 Films

to 15th August 2022
FilmDistributorWeeks on releaseWeekend TotalTotal Box Office
1NopeUniversal Pictures2£1,859,337£1,859,337
2Bullet TrainSony Pictures3£909,264£5,062,175
3DC League Of Super-PetsWarner Bros.4£831,799£8,208,504
4Minions 2: The Rise Of GruUniversal Pictures8£755,042£38,566,832
5Thor: Love And ThunderWalt Disney7£535,839£34,562,340

Source: Comscore

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FDA Yearbook 2021 - the story of film in the UK and Ireland in 2021
FCPA safeguarding Intellectual Property rights of distributors and creators by preventing film piracy
FDA Learning Zone Explore how the UK film business has developed and how it works today


EVENT: @FilmHubWales are excited to announce that their 2022 Preview Days will be an in-person event at @aberystwytharts.

Find out what films will be screening and register your interest here:

Accessible Subtitled/Captioned Cinema!
Thor, Elvis, Lightyear, Minions, Bullet Train, Where The Crawdads Sing, Top Gun & more!
2,200+ English-language (and many more foreign-language) subtitled shows!


1 - #MinionsTheRiseOfGru
2 - #ThorLoveAndThunder
3 - #CrawdadsMovie
4 - #Elvis
5 - #TopGunMaverick

All top 5 films this weekend grossed over £1m, and numbers 1, 4 and 5 all grossed more than their previous weekend.

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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


Have you done something jolly with your hair?

Downton Abbey A New Era in cinemas Friday 29 April


Happy Easter from all of us at the FDA

Picture: Film still from 'Easter Parade' (1948)

Cinemas for Ukraine launches today

Click the link in our bio to donate

A joint initiative between @uk_cinema_association, @associationeventcinema and @powster

Funds raised by the appeal will be directed to the Fedir Shpyg Charitable Foundation, which has long-standing experience in providing targeted charitable assistance.

Beneficiaries will include those working in the Ukrainian cinema industry, their families and others affected by the conflict.

We're happy to announce the launch of the 2022 FDA Yearbook.

Go to the link in our bio to read all about Film Distribution in the UK and Ireland

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast soon find themselves in a desperate fight for their lives.

X in cinemas now

The Phantom Open -
A hilarious true story of amateur golfer Maurice Flitcroft comes to cinemas now

#Flitcroft #PhantomOpen @eoneUK

The Sorcerers of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a beautiful story about the magic of friendship.

In cinemas Friday 19th March