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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Nears First-Day Record in Spain

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Nears First-Day Record in Spain
Madrid – Bulwarked by a huge screen-count hike – 1,365 screens – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is edging close – as the final results still come in – to an all-time first-day record from its Friday bow in Spain, punching currently the second-best first-day figures for any movie in history in Spain: €3.0 million ($3.3 million).

Spain’s best-ever first-day bar was set at €3.2 million ($3.5 million), notched up by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” in 2012.

But not all cinemas had reported Friday figures by early evening Saturday in Spain. So “The Force” will end up just below or above “Breaking Dawn’s” record first-day take.

More to the point, exhibitors were revising longer-term B.O. predictions – opening weekend, final cume –upwards, given “Star Wars’” above-expectation reception by and beyond its core fan-base in Spain.

“With these results, ‘The Force’ should break opening weekend records in Spain,” said Eva Rekettyei, programming manager at Yelmo Cines, one of Spain’s biggest exhibition circuits,
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‘Spanish Affair 2’ Punches Best 2015 First Weekend in Spain

Madrid – Distributed by Universal Pictures International Spain, “Spanish Affair 2,” the sequel to the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time on native soil, rang up the biggest opening weekend of 2015 in Spain over Nov. 20-22, punching a massive €7.9 million ($8.4 million) at Spanish theaters.

Made off 755 screens, the B.O. gross beat out the former 2015 best opener, “50 Shades of Gray” ($7.5 million).

Spain’s best-ever bow bar is still set at €9.2 million ($9.75 million), notched up by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.” Only two Spanish movies have improvded on “Spanish Affair 2”: Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible” ($9.0 million) and “Torrente 4” ($8.9 million), both released by Warner Bros. Pictures España.

“Spanish Affair 2’s” bow was “higher than the high-end of our expectations,” said Ghislain Barrois, CEO of Telecinco Cinema, a producer of “Spanish Affair 2” with Telecinco Cinema’s Alvaro Augustin and Lazona Films’ Gonzalo Salazar Simpson. Lazona Films and Weather Films Aie, a tax vehicle,
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Berlin: Music Box Tales North America on ‘The Pilgrim’

Berlin – Music Box Films has acquired North American rights to “The Pilgrim-Paulo Coehlo’s Best Story,” a biopic about the best-selling writer sold by Picture Tree Intl., which is screening the title at Berlin Festival.

Written by Karolina Kotscho, and produced by Brazil’s Iona de Macedo and Kotscho and Spain’s Angelica Huete, the fiction feature debut of Daniel Augusto narrates Coelho’s spiritual journey, taking in a flirtation with death, escape from madness and making Brazilian rock and roll history.

The buy is a typical purchase for Music Box, with a strong and highly eclectic line in international buys, ranging from auteurist drama (“Monsieur Lazhar”) to gross-out comedy (“Torrente 4”), breakout international hits (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and exquisite European arthouse, such as the Oscar-nominated “Ida.”

“The Pilgrim” will make its international premiere at March’s Miami Intl. Film Festival.
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Santiago Segura’s ‘Torrente 5′ Breaks Records at Spanish B.O.

Madrid — Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing Spain, Santiago Segura’s comedy “Torrente 5: Mission Eurovegas” ran up the biggest domestic opening for any film At the 2014 Spanish box office, scoring Euro3.6 million ($4.5 million) its first three days.

This record, alongside standout performances by other locals – Alberto Rodriguez’s cop thriller “Marshland” (with $1.0 million) and Daniel Monzon’s actioner “El Nino” ($647,640) over October 3-5 – gave Spanish film a magnificent 68% slice of the box office, sais Arturo Guillen, Rentrak VP, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The fifth installment of the successful saga beat “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which held the top post after grossing $4.3 million in its opening, in mid-July, released by Hispano Foxfilms.

The opening figures of “Torrente 5” “are lower than those of its predecessor, “Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis,” released three years ago, with $10.6 million and 1.1 million tickets sold, according to Pau Brunet at Boxoffice.es.

“On that occasion,
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Be Repulsed By Torrente

Torrente has a great big package and he'd like you to look at it. A four film package, that is, with the quartet of Santiago Segura's massive cult hit comedies arriving on Us streaming platforms yesterday. So if you want to be all sophisticated, like the audiences in Spain and across Europe that flock to these films in droves, here's your chance.The quartet of movies in the Torrente Package -- Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law (1998), Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001), Torrente 3: The Protector (2005), and Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis (2011) -- are each written and directed by Segura, who also stars as the repulsive, sleazy and frequently drunk "Torrente." An ex-cop who refuses to accept his expulsion from the police...

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Exclusive: Trailer For The Torrente Package Raises Repulsive And Sleazy To A New Comic High

Ah, Torrente. The Spanish cult icon, created and played by Santiago Segura, has gathered a following from around the world -- including filmmaker / contrarian Oliver Stone -- with his comic antics, but is largely unknown in the U.S. Doppelgänger Releasing aims to change that by making all four films featuring the character available for home viewing. From their official statement: The quartet of movies in the Torrente Package -- Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law (1998), Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001), Torrente 3: The Protector (2005), and Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis (2011) -- are each written and directed by Segura, who also stars as the repulsive, sleazy and frequently drunk "Torrente." An ex-cop who refuses to accept his expulsion from the police...

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Presentación the Australian 15th Spanish Film Festival full program!

The 2012 Spanish Film Festival Salma Hayek, Ricardo Darin and Luis Tosar are just some of the stars of the Spanish-speaking world set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Spanish Film Festival on the big screen at Palace Cinemas nationally July 5 - 26. The festival covers a wide variety of genre and films from further abroad than Spain. I have picked a few of my most anticipated below and as you can see the Spanish new wave continues to impress with tales of crime, thriller and dark comedy elements.The festival presents 22 acclaimed feature films across a wide range of genres, with a multitude of Australian Premieres. Confirmed is Spain's biggest domestic box office opener of all time, Torrente 4, and the biggest...
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Intruders Bust Their Way onto Blu-ray and DVD

The new flick from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Intruders (review here), is getting set to make its debut on Blu-ray and DVD, and we've got all the details for you right here!

From the Press Release

From visionary filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Best Short Film, Live Action, Linked, 1996; 28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), the psychological thriller Intruders comes to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 17th from Millennium Entertainment. The chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them, Intruders stars Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen (Best Actor, Supporting Role, Closer, 2004; Killer Elite, Children of Men, Inside Man) along with Carice Van Houten (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” Valkyrie) and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds). Bonus features include a "Making Of" featurette and "Inside Look," a behind-the-scenes look at the film. Intruders will be
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Intruders: Blu-ray, VOD, DVD Release Details

Intruders received a limited theatrical release earlier this year and is headed to Blu-ray, VOD, and DVD in July:

“From visionary filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Best Short Film, Live Action, Linked, 1996; 28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), the psychological thriller Intruders comes to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 17th from Millennium Entertainment.

The chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them, Intruders stars Academy Award® nominee Clive Owen (Best Actor, Supporting Role, Closer, 2004; Killer Elite, Children of Men, Inside Man) along with Carice Van Houten (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” Valkyrie) and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds). Bonus features include a “Making Of” featurette and “Inside Look,” a behind-the-scenes look at the film. Intruders will be available on Blu-ray ($29.99 Srp), DVD ($28.99 Srp; also available with Digital Copy) and VOD.

Intruders is produced by Enrique López-Lavigne (28 Weeks Later,
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Hollow Face Lurks in the Corners of Intruders

by MoreHorror.com

From the visionary fimmaker of 28 Weeks Later comes a creepy little film called Intruders. This one looks right up our alley and releases in March. Check out the trailer under the official details.

Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.

From visionary filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), Intruders is the chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
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Spanish Teaser Trailer for Nacho Vigalondo’s ‘Extraterrestre’

Such a dilemma. Run for your lives or stay with the girl of your dreams? Arsenico Producciones and Sayaka Producciones Audiovisuales released the teaser trailer for the science-fiction romance film “ExtraTerrestre.” Here is a synopsis: Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met? The film stars Michelle Jenner (“Spanish Movie,” “Faust”), Carlos Areces (“Torrente 4,” “Museo Coconut”) and Julian Villagran (“La Cebra,” “El Sindrome de Ulises”). The film is helmed by Spanish short film director Nacho Vigalondo. His last feature film was with 2007’s “Timecrimes.” “Extraterrestre” is making its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and Austin’s Fantastic Fest. It will be released in Spain later this year.
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Roque Banos Scoring ‘Intruders’

Empire has premiered the first teaser trailer for the upcoming horror thriller Intruders today. A closer look to the credits reveals that Spanish composer Roque Banos is listed as the film’s composer. The movie is directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intact) and stars Clive Owen, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Ella Purnell and Kerry Fox. The film’s story centers on an 11-year-old girl who is forced to confront childhood demons. The English-language project is a American, British and Spanish co-production and was shot in London and Madrid last summer. Among the film’s producers is Belen Atienza (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphonage, Che) who previously produced the Viggo Mortensen-starring adventure biopic Alatriste, which Banos scored back in 2006. Intruders is set for a release on October 7, 2011 in the UK and Spain and a domestic release is expected around the same time.

Banos who is best known
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Segura's Torrente 4 Makes Box Office History In Spain

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Moviemaker Santiago Segura's 3D Torrente sequel Lethal Crisis has smashed opening weekend box office records in his native Spain.

Film fans flocked to see the fourth film in his Torrente series over the weekend (11-13Mar11), raking in over $11 million (8 million Euros) and making the movie the biggest homegrown Spanish release ever.

Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis is the fourth-biggest opening of any film in Spain ever - behind Pirates of the Caribbean films At World’s End and Dead Man’s Chest and The Da Vinci Code.

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