Momentum Pictures

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Momentum Pictures
IndustryFilm distribution
FateAbsorbed by Entertainment One; relaunched in 2015
FoundedLondon, England (1996, 2016–present)
Toronto, Ontario (2015)
ProductsMotion pictures
OwnerAlliance Communications (1996–1998)
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (1998–2007)
Alliance Films (2007–2013)
Entertainment One Films (2015–present)

Momentum Pictures is a film distributor owned by Entertainment One. Prior to 2013, it was a brand of Canadian distributor Alliance Films used for its releases in the United Kingdom, and was one of the leading independent distributors in the UK and Ireland. Following eOne's purchase of the company, Alliance and its divisions were folded under the eOne brand. The Momentum brand was revived in 2015 as part of a venture with Orion Pictures to jointly acquire films for distribution in North America and international markets.[1]

Under Alliance ownership, Momentum's most successful theatrical releases include the films The King's Speech, Amélie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, Control, Downfall, The Young Victoria, Defiance, Milk, Let the Right One In, The Illusionist, Just Friends, District B13 Ultimatum, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Law Abiding Citizen, Glorious 39, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Red Tails and P.S. I Love You.

The studio has also released several family films, such as Hoodwinked!, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (co-distributed with United International Pictures as part of a two-year agreement), Arthur and the Invisibles and Igor, as well as the home video rights for popular TV series Creature Comforts.

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2015 (relaunch)[edit]






In February 2011, Momentum Pictures won eight BAFTA awards, more than any other UK distributor. Seven awards went to The King's Speech, including Best Film and Best Actor. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo won Best Film Not in the English Language.


  1. ^ "eOne Revives Momentum Pictures and Partners With Orion For Films — Toronto". Deadline. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  2. ^ Staff, Comingsoon (24 December 2017). "Beast of Burden". Retrieved 24 December 2017.

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