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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).

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