Specialty Box Office: 'Begin Again' and 'Snowpiercer' Open Strong In Big Weekend For Weinsteins
fb.indiewire.com Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw The Weinstein Company (and their arm RADiUS-TWC) have a huge weekend thanks to "Begin Again," "Snowpiercer" and (to a lesser degree) "Yves Saint Laurent." The Debuts: Debut Winners of the Weekend: "Begin Again" and "Snowpiercer." After a slow few weeks at the specialty box office, The Weinstein Company and their offshoot RADiUS-TWC saw very strong openings from John Carney's "Begin Again" and Joon-ho Bong's "Snowpiercer." The former -- which the Weinsteins have been sitting on since Toronto -- suggested it has the goods to be considerable counter-programming to studio fare. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Livine, the musical romance grossed $148,325 from 5 theaters for a strong $29,655 per-theater-average.

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Snowpiercer Synopsis and Credits

It’s been 17 years since we froze the earth. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it’s a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel. But change is in the air. Curtis (Chris Evans), desperate to escape the tail of the train, plans an uprising, aided by his mentor Gilliam (John Hurt). What begins as an isolated riot explodes into a mass revolution, an all-or-nothing push to the front of the train, and a war for humanity’s future. Who will live and who will die? How far can they go? Is there hope beyond the frozen wastes? On June 27, fight your way to the front.

"Snowpiercer" stars Chris Evans, Ewan Bremner, John Hurt, Kenny Doughty, Octavia Spencer, and Tilda Swinton.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho.
Written by Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson.
Produced by Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi.
Production company/distributor: The Weinstein Company.

Release Date: June 27, 2014

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