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Read More: Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires Spanish Dark Comedy 'My Big Night' After premiering to considerable acclaim at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, "My Big Night," which chronicles the chaos and shenanigans that arise behind the scenes of a New Years Eve television special, has been referred to by many as Álex de la Iglesia's finest film in years. The official synopsis reads: "It's only October, but the network's annual black-tie New Year's Eve spectacular has already been in production for a grueling week and a half, and setbacks continue to accumulate. A falling crane has just taken out an extra, and the show's hosts are at each other's throats. Oversexed pop sensation Adán (Mario Casas) discovers he's been duped by a semen thief, while legendary divo Alphonso (real-life singer Raphael) is stalked by an armed and unstable would-be songwriter (Jaime Ordóñez), who's disgruntled after years of »
- Lauren Townsend
Distributed by Warner Bros. Intl. Pictures Spain, Fernando Gonzalez Molina’s epic romance “Palm Trees in the Snow,” an Atresmedia Cine production, dislodged over Epiphany “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” from the No. 1 B.O. berth in Spain.
The ambitious Spanish-language pic, toplining local film and TV stars Mario Casas and Adriana Ugarte, held its leading position over the Jan. 8-10 weekend, scoring €10.5 million ($11.3 million) at the local B.O.
Bowing Dec. 25, “Palm Trees” collected $4.97 million in 2015, and $6.3 million-plus in 2016. By Jan. 13, the film had cumed $12.1 million, overhauling Telecinco Cinema’s “Capture the Flag” as the second biggest Spanish release of 2015. The film has sold to date 1.72 million tickets.
And it is showing legs, topping $2.1-plus million over the last weekend, down just from $2.97 million, the weekend before.
The film launched at the end of a year in Spain when its highest »
- Emiliano De Pablos
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