In recognition of the increasing value of live events to the cinema sector, data gatherer Rentrak started including this alternative content in its UK box office reports last November. Now, for the first time, a live event has topped the UK box office chart. Despite playing just one performance on Sunday, Billy Elliot the Musical Live took more money (£1.90m) than any other film over the Friday-to-Sunday period.
When it comes to the annual awards-season movie glut, in which Oscar-bait dramas are launched every week from the start of the year until the middle of February, most would agree that the second weekend of January is the plum release date.
Declining just 25% from the previous session, action comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle knocked Star Wars: The Last Jedi off the top of the UK box office, with third-weekend takings of £3.9m. After 19 days, the Jumanji reboot has grossed £26.3m, which puts it in 15th place among the 2017 releases. The 12A-rated title has been successfully positioned by distributor Sony as a picture that appeals to a range of ages.
@Will_Bower@gocfilm I admire your faith, and a win would be inspiring. Winners in this category tend to have a more populist flavour (eg Theory Of Everything, Gravity, Skyfall, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) but last two years were more commercially modest I Daniel Blake and Brooklyn, so you never know!
@dodrade@BAFTA@1jamiebell@goldenglobes Greta would be in my Top 5! And so would be Sean Baker (@Lilfilm). For me, Blade Runner 2049 fails as storytelling and the director was too-indulged by his producer. They share the blame. Aesthetics are not enough!
Two of 2017's @BIFA_film nominated shorts are also @BAFTA nominated: Work by @aneilkaria & Wren Boys by @HarryLighton. Both are excellent! Looking forward to checking out the other BAFTA nominees: A Drowning Man, Cowboy Dave and Aamir
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".