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GLOBAL: 'Django Unchained' Breezes Past $300 Million; 'Lincoln' Passes $200 Million; 'Les Mis' Closes In On $350 Million on February 03, 2013

django.pngDjango Unchained tacked on another $30.6 million from 6,060 screens in 65 markets. The overseas cume is now $158.2 million. Globally, Quentin Tarantino's latest has $309.2 million in the bank. 

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters grabbed another $15.3 million overseas, pushing its total to $62.5 million. The film's global haul is now $97.1 million. Stats from Paramount:

As the highest new opening, Ukraine's estimated opening is at a strong $517k from 109 locales. Estimated ranking is at #1.
Turkey is estimated to have opened with a solid $435k from 158 cinemas as the top non-local title.

Non-PPI opening this weekend in Norway made $367k from 72 locations at #1.

Brazil's 2nd weekend saw $2.75M from 367 cinemas pushing the local cume to $10.3M. The drop from the opening is at only 36% and the film remains at the top spot in the local box office.
Mexico's 2nd weekend is estimated at $2.2M from 570 cinemas to hold on to the top spot at the box office. The cume is now at $7.5M.
Russia made $1.6M in its 3rd weekend from 500 locations. Cume is now at $18.6M.
Colombia added $986k over the 2nd weekend, dropping just 19% and remaining at #1. The cume is now at $2.8M.

Lincoln made $13 million from 3,510 locations in 43 markets for an overseas total of $32.7 million. The Oscar-nominated flick's global cume is now $203.4 million. Stats from Fox, the film's overseas distributor:

France leads the charge with $2.8m from 312 screens, while holdovers Italy ($2.2m, down only 22%), the UK ($2.2m, down only 17%), Germany ($919K, up 15%), Spain ($739K, down only 39%), and Brazil ($715K, down only 31%) show great resolve in a competitive marketplace. The international cume stands tall at $32.7m. The campaign expands into 7 markets next weekend, including Australia and Argentina.

Les Miserables took in $12.2 million from 2,665 locations in 40 territories, pushing its overseas cume to $198.4 million. The global total is now $339.9 million. Stats from Universal:LES MIS opened in 6 territories this weekend including record-breaking openings in Brazil and Thailand. Brazil opened No. 2 with an outstanding $955k at 135 dates and set the record as the biggest musical opening day ever in this market. Thailand opened with a terrific $284k at 33 dates, which makes LES MIS the biggest musical opening weekend ever in this market. Italy opened No. 6 with a fair $1M at 265 dates. We will have opening weekend results from Bulgaria, Slovenia and Uruguay on Monday.

In the U.K. and Ireland, LES MIS is the No. 1 film for the fourth weekend in a row. The weekend estimate is $4.7M (£2.9M) at 551 dates for a 24-day total of $48.2M (£30.2M). It is the biggest Hugh Jackman film ever, the second biggest musical ever (behind MAMMA MIA! £69.2M),and the 5th biggest Working Title film of all time in the U.K. and Ireland.

Japan had another great weekend, grossing $1.7M at 354 dates in week 7 for a 44-day total of $47.6M (¥4.1B). LES MIS just passed THE PHANTOMM OF THE OPERA (¥4.08B) ($40M) to become the highest grossing musical of all time in Japan.

Australia placed No. 7 with $750k at 207 dates in week 6 for a 40-day total of $25M.

Next weekend, we open in Israel, Latvia, Russia, Taiwan and Ukraine. LES MIS has 27 territories still to open.

Life of Pi took in $10.1 million from 5,224 locations in 48 markets, for an overseas total of $443.5 million. The worldwide cume is now $549.6 million.

Flight added $9.2 million from 2,036 locations, giving it an overseas cume of $22.3 million. The global haul is now $115.9 million. Stats from Paramount:

The highest new opening was seen in the UK, where Flight made a solid $2.1M from 387 locations.
Australia grossed a strong $1.8M at 226 locations.
The Netherlands opened with a very good $456k from 41 locations.
Belgium opened with a good $314k at 50 screens.

Italy is estimated at $1.05M on the 2nd weekend from 300 cinemas, pushing the cume to $3.3M.

Non-PPI markets playing Flight this weekend:

Germany's 2nd weekend is estimated at 1.5M from 341 locations (Studio Canal release). Cume at $3.6M.
Spain's 2nd weekend is estimated at 900k from 285 locations (Tripictures release). Cume at $2.6M.

The Impossible grossed $7.3 million, pushing its overseas total of $129.7 million. The global cume is $144.9 million.

The film debuted in Italy at 247 locations and came in at #3 with a weekend gross of $1.3M. It also had a small release in Germany which should bring in roughly $110K off of 74 screens.

Gangster Squad took in $4.7 million from 2,700 locations in 46 markets for an overseas total of $35.4 million. The global total is now $78.5 million. 

Jack Reacher added $4.6 million from 2,994 locations in 60 territories, pushing its overseas total to $112.1 million. The global cume is now $190.9 million. 

Japan opened with a solid $3.6M from 321 locations and the ranking is at #1 in the market.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey grossesd $4.2 million from 3,600 screens in 59 territories, pushing its overseas cume to $653 million. The global total is now $949.2 million. Key stats from Warner Bros.:

Germany: $86.6m *highest grossing film of 2012 to date
UK: $83.5m
France: $44.6m
Russia: $43.7m
Australia: $42.9m
Spain: $29.4m
Italy: $22.1m
Korea: $21.8m
Sweden (MGM): $21.5m
Japan: $19.8m
Mexico: $19.3m
Brazil: $17.8m

Wreck-It Ralph took in another $4 million overseas, pushing its cume to $193.4 million. The global total is $376.6 million. 

The Last Stand grabbed $3.7 million for an overseas cume of $13.2 million. The global total is $15.4 million.

Ted raked in another $3.3 million in Japan, the final overseas territory for the animated flick. The overseas total is now $303.8 million. Globally, Ted is up to $522.7 million. 

Mama took in $2.4 million from 716 locations in 8 territories, pushing its overseas total to $5.8 million. Stats from Universal:

Mexico had an outstanding opening with $1.9M at 455 dates. It is No. 2 behind HANSEL AND GRETEL but is the No. 1 film in admissions and has the best screen average in the market. The opening is well ahead of expectations and at the same level as the openings of PARANOMRAL ACTIVITY 1, 2 AND 3. Monday is a holiday in Mexico and so we expect another good day for MAMA. Next weekend, MAMA opens in Spain, India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, South Africa and Thailand.

'Warm Bodies' Off To A Healthy Start on February 01, 2013

warmbodiesgrosses.jpgLionsgate reports that Warm Bodies has already grossed $525,000 from 10 p.m./midnight shows. That's a solid start for the dark comedy. Boxoffice.com is currently predicting that the film will open to $20.7 million this weekend. 

CINEDIGM ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO SHAUL SCHWARZ’S SUNDANCE 2013 COMPETITION TITLE “NARCO CULTURA” on January 31, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired North American distribution rights to Israeli photographer and filmmaker Shaul Schwarz's NARCO CULTURA, which world premiered last week at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section. The film was produced by Parts & Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy and Ocean Size Pictures' Todd Hagopian; executive produced by Fred Warren and Robin Warren; and edited by Bryan Chang and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg. It will next screen at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. Cinedigm plans a theatrical release and awards qualifying run for the film in 2013.

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. To this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs, and violence. NARCO CULTURA is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border as seen through the eyes of an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico's Drug War.

"Through its unprecedented access and shocking imagery, NARCO CULTURA reveals the complex interplay between the tyranny wrought by the drug cartels, as well as their prominent role in defining the culture at large," said Vincent Scordino, Vice President of Acquisitions, Theatrical, for Cinedigm. "We are so proud to be working with Shaul and the producers to bring NARCO CULTURA to audiences, who upon seeing the film, will not be able to ignore this crisis any longer."

"From the first time I went to Juarez in 2008 as a photojournalist, I knew I wanted to tell the complex story of the drug war not from the side of policy, police, or cartel, but instead from the lives of people who are directly and indirectly affected by the endless cycle of violence," said Schwarz. "Today I am ecstatic that Cinedigm has come onboard to distribute this film. We had an amazing reception at Sundance and now I know more people will get a chance to see the reality that is commonly ignored as the drug war rages on."

Emily Rothschild, director of acquisitions for Cinedigm, negotiated the film deal with CAA, on behalf of the filmmakers.

NARCO CULTURA is Schwarz's film debut. His photography work has appeared in major international publications such as National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Magazine, Geo, Paris Match, Stern, El Pais Magazine, GQ and Marie Claire among others. His coverage of the conflict in Haiti in 2004 received two World Press Awards. In 2005, Schwarz won the highly acclaimed humanitarian Visa D'or Award for his photographic work on settlers from the Gaza Strip. Schwarz is represented by CAA.

Hagopian is currently in pre-production on another collaboration with Parts & Labor, DIRTY WHITE BOY, which will star Michael K. Williams as the late hip-hop artist Old Dirty Bastard.

This deal marks the third in the last week for Parts & Labor producers' Van Hoy and Knudsen who went to Sundance this year with three films in competition. In addition to NARCO CULTURA, the duo produced Andrew Dosunmu's MOTHER OF GEORGE featuring a breakout performance by Danai Gurira (which sold to Oscilloscope Laboratories), and David Lowery's romantic drama AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster (which was acquired by IFC Films). Parts & Labor has produced more than a dozen films including Mike Mills' BEGINNERS (for which Christopher Plummer won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), Ira Sachs' KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, Aaron Katz's COLD WEATHER and Julia Lotkev's THE LONELIEST PLANET.

 

REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES REGAL OSCAR® MOVIE WEEK AT 118 LOCATIONS on January 30, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Jan. 30, 2013-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces Regal Oscar® Movie Week featuring all nine Best Picture nominated films back on the big screen Friday, February 15, through Thursday, February 21. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1 at participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.

"Regal's Oscar® Movie Week is the most convenient way to see all of the Best Picture Nominees. Regal is the only major exhibitor showcasing these nine fantastic films back on the silver screen for a full week," stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "Again this year, we are also thrilled to offer our Regal Crown Club members the chance to win a seat along the red carpet at next year's ceremony."

The "Red Carpet Dreams Sweepstakes" is an exclusive opportunity at Regal Entertainment Group theatres to win a trip to L.A. to view the Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2014 Oscars®. Regal Crown Club members are automatically entered for their chance to win the trip by purchasing tickets to Oscar® nominated films at Regal.

Starting on Friday, February 15, Regal will alternate between presenting 4 or 5 of the Best Picture nominated films each day for the entire week-long festival. Moviegoers can purchase a daily pass for $30 or a special 2-day pass to see all nine films for only $50. Daily passes are available online and at participating locations. The special 2-day pass is only available at the box office. Additionally, with each ticket purchased, moviegoers will receive a coupon good for the Regal Oscar® Movie Week Combo of a medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5. Those purchasing the special 2-day pass will receive 2 coupons valid for the combo.

During Regal Oscar® Movie Week, the nine nominated films will be presented on the following days:

Fri (2/15); Sun (2/17); Tue (2/19) & Thu (2/21)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) 12:00
Life of Pi (PG) 1:50
Les Miserables (PG-13) 4:20
Amour (PG-13) 7:20
Lincoln (PG-13) 9:50

Sat (2/16); Mon (2/18); Wed (2/20)

Django Unchained (R) 12:15
Silver Linings Playbook (R) 3:20
Zero Dark Thirty (R) 5:45
Argo (R) 8:45

 

 

 

AMC Theatres Invites Guests To Experience All The Action They Can Handle With A Die Hard Marathon on January 30, 2013

Kansas City, Mo. -- For the past 24 years, John McClane has done battle in a building, an airport, on the streets of New York and against Cyber Terrorists. Before seeing him back in action in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, guests can experience all of the action and thrills from the previous Die Hard films, as AMC Theatres® and 20th Century Fox present a Die Hard Marathon on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

AMC is running the all-day Die Hard Marathon, beginning at noon on Feb. 13, and concluding with the 10 p.m. premiere of the newest installment of the Die Hard franchise: A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. In addition to access to five of the greatest action movies of all time, guests attending the Die Hard Marathon will receive a collector lanyard and an exclusive AMC commemorative gift (a full-size original DIE HARD poster). AMC Stubs members will receive $5 bonus bucks to use on the day of the event when they purchase their tickets in advance.

"Die Hard is an iconic movie franchise that helped redefine the term 'action movie,'" said Sun Dee Larson, vice president of film marketing and communications at AMC. "What better way to get ready for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD than with all of the action, thrills, explosions and general melee that we've become accustomed to with the Die Hard films."

DIE HARD MARATHON - Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at Noon
DIE HARD
DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER
DIE HARD WITH A VENGANCE
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

The Die Hard Marathon is available for $35 at approximately 100 AMC locations nationwide. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.amctheatres.com/movies/die-hard-marathon.

 


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