Nigerian Author Uzodinma Iweala's Novel Becomes Netflix's First Film for Cinemas
Beasts of No Nation has become Netflix's first film for cinemas. The film adaptation and screenplay of the gripping war drama was done by Cary Fukunaga who is also the director of the thriller. Netflix bought the worldwide distribution rights for about $12 million and will be released simultaneously in cinemas and online through its subscription video on demand service on October 16, 2015. Bleecker Street will handle the theatrical release of the film.
Ticket sales at North American cinemas rose an estimated 10.4 percent, to $4.48 billion, for the period between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, from the same period a year earlier, the analytics firm Rentrak said on Sunday. Hollywood’s summer, which was one week longer this year because of a calendar quirk, has historically accounted for up to 40 percent of annual domestic ticket sales.~ The New York Times.
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