Fox Searchlight's Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley discuss strategies for 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'The Sessions' and 'Hitchcock.' It's not unusual for a specialty film label to juggle multiple contenders going into awards season. But it's pretty rare to be pushing the majority of your releases in a single year.
Active with US and European majors and independents, RSM Tenon has recently advised on films that include Skyfall, War Horse, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Captain America and The King’s Speech. The company has also played a part in the development of the UK film tax credit and a new push to create tax relief for high-end British TV productions. Show More Summary
New releases "The Cabin in the Woods," " Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3," and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" trailed the Kristen Stewart film. read more
Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney September marks a new watershed in the fight for home entertainment dollars in Oz. Nearly every Hollywood film, including new releases The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Men In Black 3 and The Five-Year Engagement, and most indie titles, will be available simultaneously on VOD and DVD. Show More Summary
I pay attention to AARP's list of Movies for Grownups when I'm looking for entertainment that isn't all explosions and superheroes. So last weekend, I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Read Full Post More than Half of Older Americans...Show More Summary
Among the specialties, the holdovers held the spotlight in the first weekend of June. Memorial Day weekend’s record-breaking opener Moonrise Kingdom held over its reign atop the box office in the specialty space, averaging just over $53K per theater in 16 locations. Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight and Participant Media just did what several major studios can’t right now: it has an early summer hit. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is being lauded as ‘The Avengers for grown ups’ passed $100M worldwide despite playing in relatively few theaters. Show More Summary
Weekend openers in the specialty arena did not impress once again, taking an unfortunate cue from their studio brethren apart from The Avengers juggernaut. Even so, some holdovers including Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Bernie undoubtedly...Show More Summary
And here’s the specialty box office… Congratulations Marvel’s The Avengers, you win. But some people did break away from the mobs to see something different. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel did a fine job launching in 27 theaters, grossing $750K for a $27,789 average. Show More Summary
"The Avengers" may have dominated the box office this weekend, but that didn't stop a handful of older moviegoers from checking in on "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
In "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," the low-budget movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures and Participant Media, seven middle-class British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to India. A gallery exhibit shows exotic location shots from the movie.
Participant Media has two very different projects with theatrical releases this weekend. The company partnered with producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Dame Judi Dench, which Fox Searchlight is taking to theaters in the U.S. Show More Summary
Director John Madden’s feel-good The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about a group of English retirees living in the faded glory of an old hotel in India, unites the acting talents of Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. When they are all assembled, each in their various stages of aging—Smith pinched, Wilkinson haggard, [...]