Faith-Based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Soars With $17.1 Million Launch
Roadside Attractions-Lionsgate’s faith-based “I Can Only Imagine” has crushed early box office forecasts with a surprisingly strong $17.1 million at 1,629 locations in North America.
Whitney Houston documentary gets nationwide theatrical release date
Whitney Houston’s life and legacy will live on in theaters across the country later this year. Miramax and Roadside Attractions announced Friday they will release the feature-length documentary Whitney, an “intimate, definitive account of the superstar’s life and career” and “the only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate” across the nation on July 6.
Rose Byrne-Ethan Hawke Comedy ‘Juliet, Naked’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside
Sundance: Roadside Attractions Picks Up ‘Lizzie’ With Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart
Saban Films has nabbed North American rights to Craig William Macneill’s “Lizzie” following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The look at infamous ax murderess Lizzie Borden stars Oscar-nominee Chloë Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Kristen Stewart (who played the apple of Edward Cullen’s eye in “The Twilight Saga”). Saban Films is planning a theatrical release in partnership with Roadside Attractions this summer. The bidding was said to be competitive.
Executive producers are Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff and Jennifer Berman of Roadside Attractions Television
Olivier Martinez (Unfaithful) is set to star in action-adventure series Soldiers of Fortune, produced by New Zealand’s Mercenary TV Limited and Ireland’s Subotica, and executive produced Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff and Jennifer Berman of Roadside Attractions Television (Dear White People).
’Beatriz At Dinner’ Has Delicious Bow; Sam Elliott’s ‘The Hero’ Stands Tall – Specialty Box Office
Beatriz At Dinner dished up the best numbers on the Specialty side this weekend. Released by Roadside Attractions and FilmNation, Beatriz, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, grossed over $150K in five New York and L.A. theaters.