Paranormal Activity Around the World
With Paranormal Activity (review here) dethroning the Saw franchise as the Halloween juggernaut here in the States, the rest of the world is about to get a chances to dig on the phenomenon that this film has become for themselves.
Variety reports that on Halloween night Paranormal will begin showing in the U.K. with midnight screenings to help build buzz, much like Paramount did during the first October frame in the States. Icon is planning to go wide in Britain in mid-November.
Warners will open it the following weekend in Russia; next, Svensk takes the pic into Scandinavia on Nov. 13, Wild Bunch into Germany on Nov. 19. Paranormal hits Spain (On Pictures), South Korea (Korea Screen), and Latin America (Playarte) on Nov. 27, while the movie bows in Australia (Icon), France (Wild Bunch), and Italy (Filmauro) in the first December frame.
As usual, Japan will be the last major market to open, with Presidio launching the pic in April.
How will this affect sales of director Oren Peli's latest film Area 51, which is shooting now in Vegas (not Utah, check your facts, people) at next week's AFM? One can only expect a very positive outcome! Keep it here for more!
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