Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Oscar Best Picture "Spotlight" Expands to 1,000 Theaters This Friday

From our friends at Open Road Films...

Open Road Films plans victory lap for Tom McCarthy’s look at Boston Globe’s coverage of Catholic Church sex scandal.

Best Picture Oscar winner “Spotlight” will expand to about 1,000 theaters this weekend, Open Road Films said Monday.

Its’s a victory lap for “Spotlight,” the R-rated drama detailing the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. It also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which was written by director Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer.

“Spotlight” opened in limited release on November 6 and has gone on to take in $39.1 million domestically, about 30 percent of which has come after its January 14 Best Picture nomination. It has also grossed $22.6 million overseas for a worldwide total of $61.8 million, against a budget of $20 million.

Washington, DC expansions include...

• Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12
• Regal Bowie Crossing Stadium 14
• Regal Countryside Stadium 20
• Regal Fox Stadium 16 & IMAX
• Regal Germantown Stadium Cinema 14
• Regal Hyattsville Royale Stadium 14
• Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16 & RPX
• Regal Laurel Towne Centre 12
• Regal Manassas Stadium 14 & IMAX
• Regal Rockville Center Stadium 13
• Regal Virginia Gateway 14 & RPX
• Regal Westview Stadium 16 & IMAX