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Fox Searchlight Takes Malick To UK

Written by: FFT Webmaster | June 15th, 2011

After a strong arthouse opening the United States, Fox Searchlight will open THE TREE OF LIFE in the UK on July 8. The distributor acquired the U.K. rights to the film from Bill Pohlad’s River Road Entertainment, which financed the film. The film, which stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, opened right after it won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Its four screen average of $93,230 per theater beat Searchlight’s launch of BLACK SWAN. The film is now branching wider, with 22 individual markets in the U.S. showing the film this week. “Fox Searchlight has been an extraordinary partner distributing our film in the United States”, producer Pohlad commented in the official release, “so we’re thrilled to have them release THE TREE OF LIFE in the United Kingdom, allowing international audiences to experience Terry’s beautiful and affecting masterpiece.”

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