‘End Of Watch’ Returns To Theaters Dec. 7 In Awards-Season Push

By | Friday November 30, 2012 @ 10:45am PST

End Of Watch, which opened to No. 1 at the box office in September, will be back in theaters nationwide December 7 to give awards voters another crack at the LA cop drama written and directed by David Ayer. … Read More »

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘End Of Watch’ Clear #1; Clint Eastwood’s Baseball Drama Tied With Jennifer Lawrence’s Horror ‘House’ For #2; ‘Dredd 3D’ Dreadful On Very Soft Weekend

SUNDAY PM UPDATE: That’s the pecking order before Monday actuals, according to my sources. This was one of those weekends which can only be described as box office hell for me. Because the three top pics were neck-and-neck for #1 this weekend. Final film order came down to Sunday late shows on the West Coast with Open Road’s End Of Watch easily placing #1 with $13+M. There’s still a battle for 2nd place after Relativity’s The House At The End of The Street came in way under their estimate, while Warner Bros’ Trouble With The Curve came in a little below their estimate as well. Lionsgate’s Dredd still did dreadful. All four newcomers are low- to medium-budget movies, but none opened to more than $13+M this very soft weekend. And total filmgoing likely won’t add up to a lot more than $88M, which is down a big -25% from last year. “It’s a close race to mediocrity with no winners,” one movie exec snarked to me. Read More »

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Hot TV Spot: ‘End Of Watch’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 9:56am PDT

Open Road Films has posted a new TV spot for writer-director David Ayer’s unusual cop movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick and Natalie Martinez. Premiering tonight at the Toronto Film Festival, End Of Watch opens September 21st:

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Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘End Of Watch’

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 9:15pm PDT

Open Road Films has put up this R-rated trailer for writer-director David Ayer’s End Of Watch, which looks at the workday activities of two L.A. cops — Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena — from the perspective of various hand-held, dashboard and security cameras. Co-starring Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo, … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘End Of Watch’, ‘Silent Hill 3D’ Unveiled For Open Road

By | Saturday July 14, 2012 @ 2:29pm PDT

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of Comic-Con.

Django UnchainedOpen Road Films End of Watch turned out to be a cop movie shot from a sort of “found footage” perspective while not actually resorting to that … Read More »

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Comic-Con: WTF Moments, Past & Potential

By | Saturday July 7, 2012 @ 2:36pm PDT

Luke Y. Thompson contributes to Deadline’s coverage of Comic-Con. This year’s event runs July 12-15.

Over the years, we’ve seen Comic-Con evolve from showing presentations not just for comic-book movies and sci-fi, but also horror, action, and fantasy. It’s gotten to the point where you can’t rule anything out – but the studios probably should, because not everything plays. Lionsgate last year had a free screening of The Devil’s Double that very few attended – it was a good movie, but superhero fans don’t necessarily want their escapism ruined by a hard-R movie about Uday Hussein trying to brutally murder one of his own body doubles. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘End Of Watch’

By | Thursday May 3, 2012 @ 11:24am PDT

Here’s one for writer-director David Ayer’s End Of Watch. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick and America Ferrera, the Open Road release is slated to hit theaters September 28.

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‘End Of Watch’ Release Set For Sept. 28

By | Friday March 2, 2012 @ 9:58am PST

End of Watch Release DateOpen Road’s deal last month to distribute the cop drama written and directed by David Ayer included a 2,000-screen rollout, a minimum guarantee just north of $2 million and a $20 million P&A commitment. Now … Read More »

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Open Road Makes $2M Deal With $20M P&A For David Ayer’s ‘End Of Watch’

By | Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 5:31pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Open Road is closing a deal for U.S. distribution rights to End Of Watch, the David Ayer-directed cop drama that stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick. I’m told that Open Road will release the film later this year. They’ve committed to a 2,000-screen run, with a minimum guarantee just north of $2 million and a $20 million P&A commitment. Read More »

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