Yari Film Group

Adapting to change

Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted by another yuletide urban hit in the market, “This Christmas” ($49 million), which bowed three weeks earlier. Topper Bob Yari says he’s excited about his upcoming lineup and the indie biz in general. “We’re going through a cycle where new technology is maturing,” Yari says. “The way people choose their films is changing.”

B.O. CUME: $7.8 million

TOP PIC: “The Perfect Holiday,” $5.8 million

TOPPER: Bob Yari, CEO; Dennis Brown, CFO

UP NEXT: “Nothing but the Truth” (Dec. 19)

More Film

  • 'The Great Mystical Circus' Review: Hardly

    Cannes Film Review: 'The Great Mystical Circus'

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

  • 'Feral' Review

    Film Review: 'Feral'

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

  • Amandla Stenberg The Hate U Give

    Fox Dates 'The Hate U Give' Movie for Awards-Season Release

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

  • 'Scarface' Slated for 35th Anniversary Re-Release

    Film News Roundup: 'Scarface' Set for 35th Anniversary Re-Release

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

  • Caitriona Balfe Noah Jupe

    'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

  • Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot Producing, Possibly Starring in Fidel Castro Journalism Drama

    Unlike 2006, when Yari Film Group saw plenty of B.O. action from critical fave “The Illusionist” ($34 million), the distrib’s 2007-’08 slate of five films fell short. The biggest title for YFG, which has a distribution partnership with Freestyle Releasing, was the urban laffer “The Perfect Holiday” ($5.8 million). That pic’s performance was arguably stunted […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content