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COMSCORE TO PRESENT THE 2023 EUROPEAN BOX OFFICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL AT CINEEUROPE 2023
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, MAY 2023 – CineEurope is pleased to announce that global box office data leader, Comscore, will present the 2023 European Box Office Achievement Award at this year’s convention to be held from 19-22 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. The award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, 22 June.
“We are very excited to be able to present this award at CineEurope and highlight the wonderful contribution that Universal Pictures International has made to the European marketplace in just the first six months of 2023,” expressed Andrew Sunshine, President of Film Expo Group. “Being able to work with our partners at Comscore and help congratulate Veronika, Niels, and the entire team at Universal Pictures International with this Award is very exciting” continued Sunshine.
“Comscore is proud to present the 2023 European Box Office Achievement Award to Universal Pictures International. Universal’s box office performance is up an impressive 74% over the same period last year in Europe,” stated Mike Viane, Head of Global Revenue, Comscore movies. “Universal’s commitment to delivering content to theatres not only in Europe, but around the globe, has played an integral role in the overall health of the theatrical marketplace.”
Universal Pictures International leads the European Distributor Market Share January through May 2023. Highlights of their new releases include: The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which has become the most successful 2023 opener in Europe so far this year. The movie barreled into 2023 garnering over $312M in the European markets in 2023 and has earned $717.5M internationally and $1.278B worldwide as of May 28th, 2023. Also notable was Puss in Boots: The Last Wish which earned $298M at the international box office, with over $157M coming from the European market. Over $100M of that European total was earned in 2023.
Universal’s Fast X, with the biggest cast ensemble yet, recently crossed the $500M mark at the global market at the end of May making it part of the 5th largest franchise of all time, and the #3 biggest MPA film of 2023 globally and internationally. Fast X earned over $99M in Europe by its second weekend in May 2023 and held the #1 spot in several European territories including Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, and Turkey.
“We are thrilled to be honored in this way by our partners at CineEurope and Comscore,” said Paul Higginson, Executive Vice President of EMEA for Universal Pictures International. “At Universal, we are dedicated to creating films that delight and inspire audiences and that drive a vibrant, thriving theatrical market around the globe. The record-breaking success of Illumination and Nintendo’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and now Fast X, are all prime examples of what we can achieve together with vision, ambition, and commitment, not just this year, but in all the years ahead. We can’t wait to take that journey with our partners and with audiences across Europe and the world.”
Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, providing marketing data and analytics to major movie studios, media and advertising agencies and publishers. As a pioneering audience measurement company, Comscore was founded with a mission to solve the most complex challenges in the media ecosystem. Today, that challenge is accurately measuring audiences in an increasingly cross-platform world. Comscore plays an integral role in the media ecosystem. Our partners include the largest television networks, all major Movie studios digital media properties, brands, agencies, and film studios in the world. More than 1,700 people worldwide comprise Comscore’s team of data scientists, product engineers, customer success partners, and more.
Comscore Movies division is the recognized global market leader in box office measurement, providing crucial box office measurement information to every major studio, mini-major studio and prominent independent distributor in the worldwide theatrical industry. The Movies platform provides access to worldwide film performance data with a virtual, all-inclusive view of the global box office.
CineEurope 2023 will take place 19-22 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars, and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).
The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and in neighbouring regions.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineEurope, held in Barcelona; ShowEast, held in Miami; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok.
Additional information can be found at www.filmexpos.com.
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