UIP pix land new distrib in Pakistan

Arrangement kicked off with 'King Kong' on Dec. 30

Films handled by United Intl. Pictures in Pakistan will in future be released by Box Office, the distrib arm of Cinepax, a local conglom spanning distribution and hardtops.

Arrangement kicked off with the release of “King Kong” on Dec. 30 in nine cities. Sent out with dubbed and sub-titled versions, pic has grossed over 8 million rupees ($133,000) and is expected to complete its eight-week run with a cume double that figure.

Future releases include “Aeon Flux,” “Mission: Impossible 3,” “Over the Hedge” and “Miami Vice.”

Cinepax intends to build 120 screens across the country.

UIP is jointly owned by NBC Universal and Paramount. Last year they decided to wind it in much of the world. However it will remain in Asia until at least the end of 2008.

Last year UIP revised its distribution arrangements in neighboring India when it replaced an exclusive arrangement with Paramount Films of India (PFI) with four local deals (Daily Variety, June 26).

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety