Two-year-old sales banner the Exchange has partnered with Grand Peaks Entertainment to create Exchange Peaks Film Capital, a full-service specialty film fund with plans to finance and produce four to…
As the year's long Thanksgiving frame hit record-setting heights, a slew of specialty pics went along for the ride, including the Weinstein Co.'s "Silver Linings Playbook," which expanded to 367…
Tracking the tentpoles is an obsession for box office analysts, but the launches of two non-tentpoles, "Hope Springs" and "The Campaign," also now rivets their attention.
Lambert Media Group's Michael Lambert and Sam Englebardt have partnered with investor William D. Johnson to form specialty film financing banner Demarest Films.
In one of Sundance's surprise success stories, Fox Searchlight nabbed worldwide rights to "Martha Marcy May Marlene."
Crowdfunding via Internet is beginning to emerge as one source of complementary coin for specialty pics.
With summer 3D blockbusters, about to hit, it's tough to be niche.
What does it take to make a successful specialty film label? With the shuttering of Warner Independent Pictures and Picturehouse last month, followed by Paramount bringing its Vantage label into the…
Studio specialty divisions are no longer low-budget arthouse arms: Last year, the cost of production for specialty pics rose a whopping 60% vs. an 8% rise for major-studio titles.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%