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iW THIS WEEK | In The News: A Trio of Deals, and a Foreign Film Drought

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 16, 2007 at 4:52AM

A handful of acquisitions were announced this week, with Magnolia Pictures announcing a deal for U.S. rights to Richard Roxburgh's "Romulus, My Father" and sibling unit Truly Indie announced that it will handle the release of Terry Sanders doc, "Fighting For Life." Also, Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories" has secured distribution via Upload Films and Liberation Entertainment. In his monthly world cinema column, Anthony Kaufman noted that while cinemas are overloaded with specialty releases this fall, "Foreign cinema lovers are facing a severe drought in U.S. movie theaters." And, at the weekly box office, the Coen Brothers "No Country For Old Men" made some $43,000 per screen from 28 screens in its opening weekend and has earned an estimated $1.8 million so far. It will add 120 screen this weekend. [Eugene Hernandez]
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A handful of acquisitions were announced this week, with Magnolia Pictures announcing a deal for U.S. rights to Richard Roxburgh's "Romulus, My Father" and sibling unit Truly Indie announced that it will handle the release of Terry Sanders doc, "Fighting For Life." Also, Jeff Nichols' "Shotgun Stories" has secured distribution via Upload Films and Liberation Entertainment. In his monthly world cinema column, Anthony Kaufman noted that while cinemas are overloaded with specialty releases this fall, "Foreign cinema lovers are facing a severe drought in U.S. movie theaters." And, at the weekly box office, the Coen Brothers "No Country For Old Men" made some $43,000 per screen from 28 screens in its opening weekend and has earned an estimated $1.8 million so far. It will add 120 screen this weekend. [Eugene Hernandez]





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