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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘The Raid 2′, ‘Breathe In’, ‘Finding Vivian Maier’, ‘Mistaken For Strangers’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 5:38pm PDT

boxoffice-specialty__111212022432-200x150 (1)Several newcomers make their way to the Specialty box office this coming weekend, though it is more than certain holdovers will entrench their reign with audiences. Searchlight’s tour de force The Grand Budapest Hotel has been shattering sales numbers and will move into upwards of 675 additional theaters heading into Friday. Last weekend Budapest had a stunning $22,204 PTA in 304 theaters. Also grabbing screens in the last weekend of March will be Focus Features’ Bad Words, three weeks after its launch. The Jason Bateman directorial debut will add over 650 locations. Last weekend it averaged $5,747 from 178 runs. On Friday, Sony Classics will follow up its 2012 The Raid: Redemption release with The Raid 2 in limited runs. Cohen Media Group will bow director Drake Doremus’ fourth feature Breathe In with Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones in well over a dozen locations, while Sundance Selects will head out with Finding Vivian Maier, an enigmatic figure in the photography world that has turned into a titan in death. And Abramorama will open Mistaken For Strangers, a music documentary centered on the relationship of two brothers.

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Director-writer: Gareth Evans
Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Donny Alamsyah, Oka Antara
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Raid 2 by Gareth Evans follows his 2012 first installment, The Raid: Redemption. The latest feature follows a short time after the first raid, in which Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his own police force. “From the beginning we wanted to be a part of Raid 2,” said SPC co-president Michael Barker. “We became involved with [this feature] even before they shot this one, which was still in the script stage at the time.” The project, which SPC worked on with Sony Worldwide Acquisition Group, is building on the momentum of the first Raid, according to Barker. Read More »

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Tribeca Fest Trailer: ‘Mistaken For Strangers’

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 2:09am PDT

The Tribeca Film Festival opens tomorrow with the world premiere of Mistaken For Strangers, a documentary chronicling director Tom Berninger’s experiences on tour with his brother Matt Berninger’s band, The National. The indie rock band behind 2010 hit album High Violet will also put in a special performance following the Tribeca premiere. The film was produced by Oscar nominee Marshall Curry, National lead singer Matt Berninger, Carin Besser and Craig Charland. Check out the trailer:

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Tribeca Fest Opens With ‘Mistaken For Strangers’, And Concert By Rockers The National

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 11:10am PST
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New York, NY (February 28, 2013)—The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced that the world premiere of Mistaken for Strangers, executive produced by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry and produced by Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, and Craig Charland, will open the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Director Tom Berninger chronicles his experience on tour with his brother, The National’s frontman Matt Berninger, in this funny and affecting film, which will also play during the Festival’s 12th edition. The premiere, taking place on Wednesday, April 17, will be followed by a special performance by The National. The Festival will run through April 28.

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