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Live ‘Richard II’ Production Earns $1.6 mil in Cinemas in One Night

14 November 2013 3:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The live broadcast in movie theaters of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard II” was seen by more than 60,000 people on Wednesday night in 364 cinemas across the U.K., generating more than £1 million ($1.6 million) in box office receipts, including the more than 20,000 people who booked tickets for upcoming screenings.

The production was directed by Gregory Doran and toplines former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant, who plays Richard II. It was part of the “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” series, distributed by Picturehouse Entertainment.

Internationally, the production was broadcast live in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Ireland, Canada and Malta on Wednesday, with five further countries, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Russia, screening it over the next two months, adding up to more than 200 movie theaters. In addition, further screenings are planned across the U.K. over the next month.

“We are delighted with the audience reactions we have had »

- Leo Barraclough

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