The Master, Devil's Knot ignite sales for Weinstein Company
EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company has reported a huge response to it Cannes slate, selling out most of the world on the likes of Scary Movie 5, The Master and Devil’s Knot.
Scary Movie 5 has been licensed to the UK (Entertainment), Germany (Constantin), Australia (Roadshow), Italy (Lucky Red), Russia (CP Digital), Spain (DeA Planeta), Benelux (RCV) and Greece (Odeon).
John Wells’ dysfunctional family tale August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts has gone to the UK (Entertainment), Germany (Tobis), France and Italy (Wild Bunch), Australia (Roadshow), Spain (DeA Planeta) and South Africa (Ster Kinekor).
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scientology saga The Master closed in the UK (Entertainment), France (Metropolitan), Australia (Roadshow), Benelux (A-Film), Scandinavia (Mis.Label) and Greece (Odeon).
Atom Egoyan’s crime drama Devil’s Knot starring Colin Firth (pictured) and Reese Witherspoon went to Entertainment for the UK and Swen for Latin America. France and Germany are expected to close today.
The team licensed David O Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook starring Brad Cooper to Entertainment for the UK, StudioCanal for France and Eagle for Italy.
“We had a really strong sales market for all our titles,” COO David Glasser said. “Michael Rothstein [president of international] and Ennis Hensley [evp of international] did an incredible job and we have great partners around the world.
“We have a strong slate year-round and we showcased footage here for our upcoming fourth quarter and we’re really looking forward to that. It’s a great time to be at the company.”