Los Angeles, CA - Action 3D Productions, in association with AEG Network Live and Cinedigm, announced today the initial list of cities that will debut Phish 3D on Friday, April 30th. The fully immersive music and visual experience, featuring state-of-the-art 3D technology, will screen for one week only in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Philadelphia and dozens more cities nationwide (see list below). Tickets for the movie will go on sale beginning Wednesday, April 14th. A full list of screening markets, as well as specific theater ticketing information for the April 30th opening of Phish 3D, will be made available here.

Phish 3D is also being shown at special April 20th preview screenings in nine select U.S. cities. Tickets to the preview screenings sold out in less than an hour in Boston, Burlington, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh/Durham, and Washington D.C, necessitating a move to larger theaters. To fulfill fan demand, Phish 3D will return to all nine markets for the official debut screenings on April 30th.

CEO and Vice Chairman of Action 3D Productions Jeff Lewis says, "With the outstanding success of our April 20th previews, we're thrilled to be taking Phish 3D nationwide."

"It is a real treat to be able to use the Cinedigm digital cinema network to bring the unique experience of Phish 3D to fans around the country," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm.

Shot in October 2009 at the band's now-legendary Festival 8, Phish 3D gives viewers the sense that they are not only at the event, but on stage with the group that Entertainment Weekly has called "the biggest cult band in America." During Festival 8, more than 40,000 devoted fans watched as Phish combined two of their most beloved traditions - the multi-day festival and the Halloween album "costume." The band's highly anticipated "musical costumes" are concerts involving the performance of an entire album by another artist-in this case, Phish covered the Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. Phish 3D also features fan favorites, never-before-seen cover songs, intimate footage of the band backstage and in rehearsals, songs from the band's first ever full-length acoustic set, and performances taken from six additional sets of music.

Phish will kick off an extensive summer tour on June 11th at Toyota Park in Chicago, IL. For full details, visit phish.com

Phish 3D will open in the following cities on April 30th:


Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Bangor, ME
Baton Rouge, LA
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Burlington, VT
Casper, WY
Charleston, WV
Charlotte, NC
Charlottesville, VA
Chattanooga, TN
Cheyenne, WY
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, GA
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Dayton, OH
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Flint, MI
Harrisburg, PA
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Johnstown, PA
Kansas City, MO
Knoxville, TN
La Crosse, WI
Las Vegas, NV
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles
Louisville, KY
Mankato, MN
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
Montgomery, AL
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Pensacola, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, ME
Providence, RI
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Richmond, VA
Roanoke, VA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Toledo, OH
Traverse City, MI
Washington, D.C.
Wheeling, WV

More cities will be added prior to April 30th. Fans are encouraged to click here for cities, ticketing and event news frequently, as limited seats are available.

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The full list:

IN COMPETITION

Another Year, U.K., Mike Leigh
Biutiful, Spain-Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Burnt by the Sun 2, Germany-France-Russia, Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy, France-Italy-Iran, Abbas Kiarostami
Fair Game, U.S., Doug Liman
Hors-la-loi, France-Belgium-Algeria, Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid, South Korea, Im Sang-soo
La nostra vita, Italy-France, Daniele Luchetti
La Princesse de Montpensier, France, Bertrand Tavernier
Of Gods and Men, France, Xavier Beauvois
Outrage, Japan, Takeshi Kitano
Poetry, South Korea, Lee Chang-dong
A Screaming Man, France-Belgium-Chad, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Tournee, France, Mathieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
You, My Joy, Ukraine-Germany, Sergey Loznitsa

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Adrienn Pal, Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria, Agnes Kocsis
Aurora, Romania, Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine, U.S., Derek Cianfrance
Chatroom, U.K., Hideo Nakata
Chongqing Blues, China, Wang Xiaoshuai
The City Below, Germany-France, Christoph Hochhausler
Film Socialisme, Switzerland-France, Jean-Luc Godard
Ha Ha Ha, South Korea, Hong Sang-soo
Les Amours imaginaires, Canada, Xavier Dolan
Life Above All, France, Oliver Schmitz
Los labios, Argentina, Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza
Octubre, Peru, Daniel Vega
Qu'est-il arrive a Simon Werner?, France, Fabrice Gobert
Rebecca H., France, Lodge Kerrigan
R U There, Taiwan, David Verbeek
The Strange Case of Angelica, Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira
Tuesday, After Christmas, Romania, Radu Muntean
Udaan, India, Vikramaditya Motwane

OUT OF COMPETITION

Robin Hood, U.S.-U.K., Ridley Scott
Tamara Drewe, U.K., Stephen Frears
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, U.S., Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, U.K.-Spain, Woody Allen

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Kaboom, U.S.-France, Gregg Araki
L'autre monde, France, Gilles Marchand

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Abel, Mexico, Diego Luna
Chantrapas, France, Otar Iosseliani
Draquila -- L'Italia che trema, Italy, Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job, U.S., Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia de la luz, France, Patricio Guzman
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Netherlands, Sophie Fiennes

COMPETITION JURY

Tim Burton, president

Alberto Barbera

Kate Beckinsale

Emmanuel Carre

Benicio Del Toro

Victor Erice

Shekhar Kapur

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

 

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Rachel Weisz will team with husband Darren Aronofsky to bring Jackie to life. The film focuses on the days following President Kennedy's assassination.

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Weisz and Aronofsky teamed together on 2006's The Fountain. The film received some glowing reviews, but it failed to catch on with mainstream moviegoers and it banked only $10.1 million domestically.

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Source: Variety

Martin Scorsese will shoot The Invention of Hugo Cabret in 3D. Sony has a release date of December 9, 2011 set for the adaptation Brian Selznick's best-selling children's book about an orphan named Hugo.

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Scorsese has been circling several projects lately, including a Frank Sinatra biopic. The director is coming off of the huge success of Shutter Island, which has raked in more than $125 million domestically.

The 3D movement took quite a hit recently with the negative press that Clash of the Titans received, but the format continues to win the endorsement of visionary directors as well as plenty of support from major studios.

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Total tweets for April 16th Openers

Death At A Funeral started the week with 855 tweets on Monday. By comparison, Why Did I Get Married Too had 1,059 tweets on its Monday before release, Our Family Wedding had 293 and Cop Out had 497. This is a very strong showing for the film and indicates a Monday to Thursday tally in the region of 4,300 - 4,600. Married Too, Family Wedding and Cop Out managed ratios of 824, 918 and 467 respectively. Funeral should be able to perform closer to Cop Out since it is less of a chick flick and more of a comedy which should suppress its ratio somewhat. I'd say to expect a ratio of around 575 which would lead to a Friday of around $7.5 million.

Kick Ass started the week with a bang and 1,743 tweets. No real surprise there considering its buzz coming into this week. By comparison, Ninja Assassin had 1,057 tweets its Monday before release, Hot Tub Time Machine had 1,299. As I mentioned yesterday there is an added spanner in the works for this film in that it is already in release in the UK and more territories which has really supercharged its performance on Twitter. Two things which we can use to normalize this is to compare it to other films which had similar release patterns and also to look at its daily increases this week as it open in North America. We should be looking at a week total in the region of 11,000 to 12,000 here and a ratio in the region of ~1,000 which should afford it a $10 million Friday opening.

Check back tomorrow to see the Tuesday numbers and more comparisons. Follow @AlexBOXOFFICE on Twitter for additional updates.

Twitter tracking history. (For 2009's ratio history please check here.)

alltweets040910.jpgThe ratio is the number of tweets per $1 million of Friday Box Office gross. A film with 1,000 tweets and a $10 million Friday would therefore have a ratio of 100. In general, films that appeal to very young or older audiences have lower ratios since those audiences are not big users of Twitter. By comparison, films that appeal to younger audiences (18-35) have much higher ratios since those audiences are much more active users of Twitter.

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