nc.pngOpen Road Films reports that Nightcrawler earned an estimated $515,000 from Thursday evening shows. By comparison, last week's John Wick earned $870,000 as part of a $14.4 million opening weekend, while A Walk Among the Tombstones took in $430,000 as part of its $12.8 million debut back in September. The pic reportedly cost a modest $8 million to produce, so this early start--combined with an excellent 96 percent Rotten Tomatoes score--bodes well for a profitable run.

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int.pngOur friends at Fandango made the huge announcement this morning:

Out-of-this-World Trip Made Possible Through a First of its Kind Partnership Between Paramount Pictures,
Fandango, Motherboard and XCOR Aerospace


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 31, 2014) - Starting today on Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, film fans buying a Fandango movie ticket to Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures' release, "INTERSTELLAR," will be entered for a chance to win the ultimate escape: a trip to the frontier of space on XCOR's Lynx Mark II spacecraft. It's a fitting sweepstakes for Nolan's grand adventure. According to a Fandango poll of more than 1,000 "INTERSTELLAR" advance ticket-buyers on its site, 81% of fans say they have always dreamed of space travel.

The once-in-a-lifetime trip, worth $100,000, is being made possible through a unique partnership between Fandango, Paramount Pictures, rocket engine and spaceflight development company, XCOR Aerospace, and Motherboard, VICE's online channel dedicated to the intersection of technology, science and culture. "INTERSTELLAR," starring Academy Award®-winning actors Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, along with Academy Award®-nominee Jessica Chastain, opens with advance screenings in IMAX® 70mm film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5, two days ahead of its nationwide release on November 7.

"Frontiers are not opened by the faint-hearted," said XCOR Chief Executive Officer Jeff Greason. "'INTERSTELLAR' offers those of us working to create a hopeful future for humanity in space the chance to stop and enjoy the vistas of that future for a few hours, and this flight makes it possible for one more person to take the journey with us aboard Lynx."

The "INTERSTELLAR" sweepstakes grand prize-winner will receive a seat aboard the XCOR Lynx Mark II spacecraft, reaching an altitude of 100 kilometers/62 miles. Also included in the package are 4g simulator training, and hotel accommodations and round-trip travel to the XCOR spaceport in Mojave, California. The sweepstakes entry period ends on December 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and complete sweepstakes rules, prize information, grand prize-winner options and free alternative method of entry can be found at http://www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/interstellar.

"We're always looking for innovative ways to add value to our Fandango movie ticket for consumers, whether it's gifts-with-purchase, bundling packages or high-end sweepstakes," added Fandango's VP Marketing Adam Rockmore. "The ‘INTERSTELLAR' trip is clearly the coolest prize we've ever given to a moviegoer in the fourteen years of our company. There is certainly no bigger and better way to celebrate a movie event like ‘INTERSTELLAR' than to send one of our moviegoers on a life-changing journey to space."

"INTERSTELLAR" stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. 18+ (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) with active e-mail account and Internet access as of 10/30/14. Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 am PT on 10/31/2014 and ends at 10:00 am PT on 12/1/14. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received. Limit 10 entries/pp. 1-Grand Prize of Winner's choice. Grand Prize OPTION A: One seat onboard an XCOR spacecraft, the LYNX Mark II on a date in 2017 to be determined by XCOR (ARV $100,000) and a check for $50,000.00. Total Grand Prize "A" ARV: $150,000. Grand Prize OPTION "B": one check for $75,000. Total Grand Prize "B" ARV: $75,000. See complete official rules available at http://www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/interstellar for free alternate means of entry, restrictions and prize details. Sponsor: Fandango, LLC

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 44 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About XCOR Aerospace
XCOR Aerospace® builds rocket-powered spacecraft and the engines that drive them. Based in Mojave, California, XCOR builds Lynx, a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable liquid rocket-powered spacecraft that takes off and lands horizontally. The Lynx family of vehicles serves three primary missions: private spaceflight and research and scientific missions in the Lynx Mark I and Lynx Mark II, and micro satellite launch on the Lynx Mark III. Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust, multi-mission (private spaceflight or research/scientific) commercial vehicles capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude, up to four times per day. Lynx production models are available to customers in the free world on a wet-lease basis for their own manned space flight programs. Learn more at www.xcor.com.

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Fandango
hmedved@fandango.com
310-954-0461

Dana Henry Benson
Fandango
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oct24.pngLionsgate reports that John Wick added $1.14 million on Wednesday as it again claimed first place. That brings the Keanu Reeves action flick up to $18.48 million through six days of release, 61 percent ahead of the pace of Brick Mansions.

Fury tacked on another $1.115 million yesterday, off 48 percent from the same day last week. With $50.2 million in the bank through 13 days, the pic is roughly 3 percent ahead of the pace of Monuments Men.

Gone Girl eased 41 percent from last Wednesday to $0.89 million yesterday. The hit adaptation's total now stands at $126.9 million.

Universal's Ouija earned $0.87 million on Wednesday, bringing its cume to $23.1 million. The board game/horror adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of last year's Carrie remake and 6 percent ahead of 2012's Sinister so far.

St. Vincent continues to enjoy great word of mouth as it added $0.68 million yesterday. The Weinstein dramedy expanded into wide release last week thanks to much acclaim for the Bill Murray-Melissa McCarthy film. Through 19 days of overall release, it's earned a healthy $11.1 million.

Meanwhile, Birdman continues to play well in limited release as it added $118,175 on Wednesday, giving it a $2,364 per-theater average from 50 locations. The total through 13 days stands at $2.38 million.

 

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mockingjaylongrange.pngTheir release:

MovieTickets.com (@MovieTickets) reports advance tickets sold on the first day for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 far exceeded the first day advance sales of any other film in 2014 including GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Furthermore, first day advance tickets sold through MovieTickets.com for this third film in the HUNGER GAMES franchise doubled that of tickets sold for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on its first day of presales last year.

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mockingjaylongrange.pngThe official press release:

LIONSGATE'S "THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1" BREAKS 2014 FIRST DAY OF PRESALES RECORD ON FANDANGO

Starting Today, Fandango Fans Buying Advance "Mockingjay" Tickets Will Have the Chance to Win a 2015 Mazda3


LOS ANGELES (Oct. 30, 2014) - Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced that Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" " on October 29 set a new record, selling more first day advance tickets than any other movie in 2014 so far.
Three weeks before its November 21 release date, "Mockingjay" surpassed the first day of advance ticket sales for Lionsgate/Summit's "Divergent," Fandango's previous 2014 record-holder, set on March 3. During its record-setting first day, "Mockingjay" accounted for nearly 80% of Fandango's daily ticket sales.
Starting today at www.Fandango.com/HungerGames, fans who buy tickets to "Mockingjay will be automatically entered for a chance to win a four-door 2015 Mazda3. The sweepstakes ends on December 12 at 8:59 am PT. See official rules on Fandango for prize details, approximate retail values and free alternate means of sweepstakes entry at www.fandangomockingjaysweeps.com .

Also on Fandango, fans with an artistic streak can enter Fandango's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" Fan Art Contest. The winning artist will win one thousand dollars' worth of Fandango movie tickets and the winning art will be featured on a Fandango "Hunger Games" gift card. The contest can be found on Fandango's Tumblr page (fandango.tumblr.com ) and ends November 4 at 12 noon PT. Lionsgate and Fandango will select the winning artwork, which will be announced on November 14.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" was voted by Fandango fans as the most anticipated movie of 2014. To celebrate the advance-tickets-on-sale window, Fandango is launching "'The Hunger Games' Guide" destination at www.Fandango.com/HungerGames, featuring exclusive "Mockingjay" movie trailers and clips with Jennifer Lawrence, plus fun film facts, movie trailers, fan polls, new "Mockingjay" gift cards, the Ultimate Katniss Mash-Up, and "The Hunger Games" Character Guide for the uninitiated.

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to more than 25,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with more than 44 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 30 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

About Mazda North American Operations and the 2015 Mazda3
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

The 2015 Mazda3 is built from the ground up with the award-winning SKYACTIV® technologies and wrapped in a stunning cloak of KODO design. The overall package touts best-in-class fuel economy with 41 highway mpg and keeps its occupants safe through the available i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety technology. The 2015 Mazda3, available in four-door and five-door models, is offered in four trim levels - SV (sedan only), Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. On sale now, pricing starts at less than$17,000 MSRP for sedans and less than $19,000 MSRP for five-door configurations.

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