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Momentum Pictures

Momentum Pictures
Industry Film distribution
Fate Absorbed by Entertainment One
Founded London, England (1996)
Defunct 2013
Products Motion pictures
Owners Alliance Communications (1996-1998)
Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. (1998-2007)
Alliance Films (2007-2013)
Entertainment One (2013-present)

Momentum Pictures (also known as Momentum) was one of the leading independent motion picture distributors in the UK and Ireland and released approximately 20 theatrical films a year, with several dtv releases.

Momentum's most successful theatrical releases include the Oscar, BAFTA and BIFA-winning 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.

Dead Man Down, Snitch, 21 & Over, In the House, The Bay, Antiviral, Safe Haven, Uwantme2killhim? and Dark Skies were among the last films before released under the Entertainment One banner.

On 9 January 2013, Entertainment One acquired the parent company of Momentum, Alliance Films.[1]

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In February 2011, Momentum Pictures won 8 BAFTA awards, more than any other UK distributor. 7 awards went to The King's Speech, including Best Film and Best Actor and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo won Best Film Not in the English Language.


  1. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. EOne Completes Alliance Films Acquisition; Victor Loewy, Charles Layton Exit. (January 9, 2012)

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