Open Road Films

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Open Road Films
Type Private
Industry Film
Founded March 28, 2011
Key people Tom Ortenberg (CEO)
Elliott Kleinberg (COO)
Steven Andriuzzo Elliott (CFO)[1]
Owner(s) Regal Entertainment Group
AMC Theatres

Open Road Films (sometimes written as Open Road or ORF) is an American film distribution company based in Hollywood, California. It was launched in March 2011 by the two largest U.S. theatrical exhibitors, AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group.

Company history[edit]

AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group hired Tom Ortenberg, as CEO. He is a former executive of Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company.[2] On April 13, 2011 Tom Ortenberg hired Jason Cassidy (president of marketing), Elliott Kleinberg (General Counsel and executive vice president of operations and business affairs), Steven Andriuzzo (chief financial officer), and Ben Cotner (senior vice president of acquisitions).[3] The studio released its first film, Killer Elite, on September 23, 2011.[4] Killer Elite was directed by Gary McKendry and starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.

Open Road titles are distributed in the home entertainment market by Universal Studios Home Entertainment.[5] On June 28, 2011 Open Road Films signed a pay-TV deal with Netflix,[6] which expires in 2016. On October 1, 2013, the studio signed a new pay-TV deal with Showtime that begins in 2017 and expires in 2020.[7] On February 10, 2014, Open Road extended its ancillaries deal with USHE.[8]


Release Date Title Director
September 23, 2011 Killer Elite Gary McKendry
January 27, 2012 The Grey Joe Carnahan
March 9, 2012 Silent House Chris Kentis
Laura Lau
August 22, 2012 Hit and Run David Palmer
Dax Shepard
September 21, 2012 End of Watch David Ayer
October 26, 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Michael J. Bassett
January 11, 2013 A Haunted House[9] Michael Tiddes
February 8, 2013 Side Effects Steven Soderbergh
March 29, 2013 The Host Andrew Niccol
August 16, 2013 Jobs[10] Joshua Michael Stern
October 11, 2013 Machete Kills[11] Robert Rodriguez
November 27, 2013 Homefront[11] Gary Fleder
December 25, 2013 Justin Bieber's Believe Jon M. Chu
January 17, 2014 The Nut Job[12] Peter Lepeniotis
March 28, 2014[13] Sabotage[14] David Ayer
April 18, 2014 A Haunted House 2[15] Michael Tiddes
May 9, 2014 Chef[16] Jon Favreau
July 25, 2014 The Fluffy Movie[17] Manny Rodriguez

Upcoming releases[edit]

Release Date Title Director
October 31, 2014 Nightcrawler[18] Dan Gilroy
November 7, 2014 Rosewater[19] Jon Stewart
TBA 2015 The Green Inferno[20] Eli Roth
February 20, 2015 The Gunman[21] Pierre Morel
February 27, 2015 Little Boy[22] Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
April 24, 2015 Rock the Kasbah[23] Barry Levinson
TBA 2015 Triple Nine [24] John Hillcoat
TBA 2015 Max Steel[25] Stewart Hendler
January 15, 2016 The Nut Job 2[26] Peter Lepeniotis
TBA Midnight Rider[28] Randall Miller
TBA Testament[29] Eric Bless
TBA The Key Man TBA
TBA Labor of Love M. Night Shyamalan

International distribution[edit]

Open Road distributes their films to other countries as well, through another distributor originating in that country.


Australia/New Zealand[edit]

  • Icon Films International (2011–present)



  1. ^ Cunningham, Todd. (December 16, 2013) Open Road Films Puts Money on Pair of Financial Executives. The Wrap. Accessed on December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Szalai, Georg (March 7, 2011). "AMC Entertainment, Regal to Acquire and Release 8–10 Films a Year". (The Hollywood Reporter). Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ AMC/Regal’s Film Distribution Venture Open Road Sets Executive Team
  4. ^ Open Road Sets First Release With Fall Date On ‘Killer Elite’
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (June 16, 2011). "Open Road pacts with Universal Home Ent". Variety. 
  6. ^ Ben Fritz (June 28, 2012). "Company Town". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Open Road Inks Deal to Bring Pics to Showtime". October 1, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ MIKE FLEMING JR "Deadline" Open Road Extends Ancillaries Deal With Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Retrieved on February 10, 2014
  9. ^ "Open Road Films to Distribute Horror Spoof A Haunted House". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  10. ^ Open Road Films to Distribute jOBS, Starring Ashton Kutcher
  11. ^ a b "Open Road Pushes Back Machete Kills and Homefront". 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  12. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 11, 2013). "Open Road Squirrels Away 3D Animated Pic ‘The Nut Job’ For January 17 Release". Deadline. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Open Road Sets 2014 Release Date for Ten, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  14. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Cast In 'Ten' - David Ayer To Direct Action Movie". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  15. ^ "Open Road Films Plans A Haunted House 2". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  16. ^ "Open Road to Release Jon Favreau's Chef on May 9, 2014". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  17. ^ Deadline, The. "Gabriel Iglesias Concert Movie Gets July 11, 2014 Release Date". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  18. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Cannes 2014: Jake Gyllenhaal FIlm 'Nightcrawler' Sells To Open Road". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  19. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Open Road Acquires Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' With Fall Release Planned". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  20. ^ Deadline, The. "Open Road To Bow 'The Green Inferno' On September 5". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  21. ^ Fleming, Mike. "'The Gunman' With Sean Penn, Javier Bardem & Idris Elba Bought By Open Road". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  22. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Open Road Adds Roma Downey-Mark Burnett Pic 'Little Boy' To Slate". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  23. ^ "Open Road Sets 2015 Date For ‘Rock The Kasbah’". August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On 'Triple Nine;' Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  25. ^ and Dolphin Entertainment to Develop Live-Action MAX STEEL Adaptation; Open Road Films to Distribute
  26. ^ McNary, Dave (January 23, 2014). "‘Nut Job 2′ Set for Jan. 15, 2016". Variety. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  27. ^ Open Road Films Takes Endangered
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  29. ^ Open Road Films Acquires Supernatural Thriller Testament

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