Indie Movie “Margin Call” about Wall St. collapse in 2008 got strong debut in theaters

Besides the movie “Margin Call”, I recommend this Oscar-winning documentary “Inside Job” which won the Oscar Best Documentary Film in February 2011. I borrowed the “Inside Job” DVD from public library. I also recommend watching the “Special Features: Deleted Scenes” from the DVD.

You can view the Oscar-winning “Inside Job” documentary via this link (without the excellent DVD Special Features, though):

     http://vimeo.com/25491676?pg=embed&sec=25491676        

Buy “Occupy This Album”, 100 songs benefit album for Occupy Wall Street featuring songs from Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Yo La Tengo, Mogwai, Yoko Ono, Tom Morello, UNKLE, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Lucinda Williams and more.

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H/T: Reuters – Ticket sales strong for indies “Martha”, “Margin Call”
See Reuters link HERE

HIGHLIGHTS from the Reuters article:
Meanwhile, Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen told TheWrap, “It’s amazing. We’re very happy,” speaking of the opening box office for the Kevin Spacey-led “Margin Call.”

The movie concerns the financial collapse of 2008, and Cohen said that the Occupy Wall Street movement has spotlighted the issue in recent weeks.

“It was a double-edged sword,” he said. “We were worried that … people would feel like it was everywhere in the news, and they didn’t want to see a movie about it, but what it did get us was an enormous amount of publicity.”

He said the R-rated drama sold out many locations and had a record $32,750 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in New York.

The movie was released on video-on-demand the same day it opened theatrically. Cohen said VOD grosses have not yet been tallied — but the strategy obviously didn’t hurt theatrical sales.

On VOD, the movie costs $7. Yet Cohen said it will be on 135 screens beginning October 28, and will probably expand to 200 screens.

J.C. Chandor wrote “Margin Call,” which stars Spacey, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci and Demi Moore, among others.

H/T: Rotten Tomatoes box office review for the weekend.
See News link HERE

HIGHLIGHTS from the Rotten Tomatoes article:

Roadside Attractions enjoyed a good start for its financial thriller Margin Call which opened wider in 56 locations grossing an estimated $582,000 for a commendable $10,393 average. Reviews were encouraging and the performance was especially impressive given that it was also made available day and date on numerous cable video-on-demand systems plus other digital platforms like iTunes, Amazon, PlayStation, and YouTube.

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