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Response to 777man (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:37 AM

25. Petition Update/Tid Bits

Thank you everyone for the support with this film! I'm just someone trying to help spread and update news on it

Focus Features uncharacteristically added 19 theaters to show Kill the Messenger this weekend. Considering they had it playing in only 8 last weekend, it is a noticeable change. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=weekend&id=killthemessenger.htm

Focus continued to run weekly nation-wide commercials with the October release date though, despite keeping the film (mostly) inaccessible. No clue what their motive is there, but for now that's a lot of money down the drain for the same commercial that rarely played before or while the film was in triple-digit theaters.

Here is a brief article explaining how quickly Focus Features initially jumped on the project:

Since Focus Features was forced to close down their international branch at the end of last year, its parent company--Universal Pictures--is currently controlling a good amount of the foreign distribution through its other subsidiaries. There's already a number of red flags coming up for how the film is being treated in some markets, especially the UK. As a result, the petition is set up to send an e-mail to both Focus Features and Universal Pictures whenever it is signed. The gesture, at the very least, may serve as an indicator to non-Universal foreign subsidiaries that there is a wide audience for the film that hasn't been given the chance.

Thank you again for your support, please sign and share as much as possible!

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