Open Road Films

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Open Road Films
Private
Industry Film
Founded March 28, 2011; 5 years ago (2011-03-28)
Key people
Tom Ortenberg (CEO)
Elliott Kleinberg (COO)
Steven Andriuzzo Elliott (CFO)[1]
Owner Regal Entertainment Group
AMC Theatres (both owning 50%)
Website www.openroadfilms.com

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

Company history[edit]

In March 2011, AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment Group announced the hiring of Tom Ortenberg as Chief Executive Officer of their new production company, Open Road Films. Ortenberg, previously an executive of Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company,[2] filled out his executive team with the April 2011 hirings of 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 23 September 2011, directed by Gary McKendry and starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.[4]

Open Road's 2015 film Spotlight received six Academy Award nominations and became the surprise winner for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards, also winning for Best Original Screenplay. These were the first Oscar wins for the company.[5]

Open Road's titles are distributed in the home entertainment market by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), a deal that was signed when Open Road was created in 2011 and extended with a new deal in 2014.[6][7] In June 2011, a few months after it started operations, Open Road Films signed a pay-TV deal with Netflix,[8] which expires in 2016. In October 2013, the studio signed a pay-TV deal with Showtime that begins in 2017 and expires in 2020.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Release date Title Director Budget Gross
September 23, 2011 Killer Elite Gary McKendry $70 million $56,383,756
January 27, 2012 The Grey Joe Carnahan $25 million $77,278,331
March 9, 2012 Silent House Chris Kentis, Laura Lau $2 million $13,101,672
August 24, 2012 Hit and Run David Palmer, Dax Shepard $2 million $14,453,354
September 21, 2012 End of Watch David Ayer $7 million $48,126,384
October 26, 2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Michael J. Bassett $20 million $52,302,796
January 11, 2013 A Haunted House[10] Michael Tiddes $2.5 million $60,141,683
February 8, 2013 Side Effects Steven Soderbergh $30 million $63,372,757
March 29, 2013 The Host Andrew Niccol $40 million $63,327,201
August 16, 2013 Jobs[11] Joshua Michael Stern $12 million $35,931,410
October 11, 2013 Machete Kills[12] Robert Rodriguez $20 million $15,008,161
November 29, 2013 Homefront[12] Gary Fleder $22 million $43,058,898
December 27, 2013 Justin Bieber's Believe Jon M. Chu $5 million $10,980,157
January 17, 2014 The Nut Job[13] Peter Lepeniotis $42 million $120,885,527
March 28, 2014[14] Sabotage[15] David Ayer $35 million $17,508,518
April 18, 2014 A Haunted House 2[16] Michael Tiddes $4 million $23,959,486
May 9, 2014 Chef[17] Jon Favreau $11 million[18] $45,967,935
July 25, 2014 The Fluffy Movie[19] Manny Rodriguez $2,827,393
October 31, 2014 Nightcrawler Dan Gilroy $8.5 million $38,697,217
November 14, 2014 Rosewater Jon Stewart $10 million $3,158,135
January 30, 2015 The Loft Erik Van Looy $14 million $10,076,790
March 20, 2015 The Gunman Pierre Morel $40 million $15,859,440
April 24, 2015 Little Boy Alejandro Gómez Monteverde $20 million $6,485,961
June 19, 2015 Dope[20][21] Rick Famuyiwa $7 million[22] $16,752,298
October 23, 2015 Rock the Kasbah[23] Barry Levinson $15 million[24] $3,175,704[25]
November 6, 2015 Spotlight[26] Tom McCarthy $20 million[27] $90,206,716[28]
January 29, 2016 Fifty Shades of Black[29] Michael Tiddes $5 million[30] $20,724,655[31]
February 26, 2016 Triple 9[32] John Hillcoat $20 million[33] $22,242,490[34]
April 29, 2016 Mother's Day[35] Garry Marshall $25 million $34,788,574
July 29, 2016 Gleason[36] Clay Tweel

Upcoming films[edit]

Release date Title Director
September 16, 2016 Snowden[37] Oliver Stone
October 21, 2016 Max Steel[38] Stewart Hendler
November 4, 2016 Bleed for This[39] Ben Younger
February 24, 2017 Sleepless[40] Baran Bo Odar
May 19, 2017 The Nut Job 2[41][42] Cal Brunker
August 4, 2017 Blazing Samurai[43] Chris Bailey
Mark Koetsier
January 18, 2019 Playmobil: Robbers, Thieves & Rebels Lino DiSalvo[44]
TBA Collide Eran Creevy
TBA All Eyez on Me Benny Boom
TBA The Key Man[45][46] TBA

International distribution[edit]

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

UK/Ireland[edit]

Australia/New Zealand[edit]

  • Icon Films International (2011–present)

Canada[edit]

References[edit]

  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". hollywoodreporter.com (The Hollywood Reporter). Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "AMC/Regal's Film Distribution Venture Open Road Sets Executive Team". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "Open Road Sets First Release With Fall Date On 'Killer Elite'". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Cunningham, Todd (February 29, 2016). "Open Road Boss Dedicates 'Spotlight' Oscar Win to Sexual Abuse Victims". thewrap.com (The Wrap). Retrieved April 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (June 16, 2011). "Open Road pacts with Universal Home Ent". Variety. 
  7. ^ MIKE FLEMING JR "Deadline" Open Road Extends Ancillaries Deal With Universal Studios Home Entertainment deadline.com, Retrieved on February 10, 2014
  8. ^ Ben Fritz (June 28, 2012). "Company Town". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Open Road Inks Deal to Bring Pics to Showtime". October 1, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Open Road Films to Distribute Horror Spoof A Haunted House". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  11. ^ "Open Road Films to Distribute jOBS , Starring Ashton Kutcher". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Open Road Pushes Back Machete Kills and Homefront". ComingSoon.net. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  13. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 11, 2013). "Open Road Squirrels Away 3D Animated Pic 'The Nut Job' For January 17 Release". Deadline. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Open Road Sets 2014 Release Date for Ten, Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  15. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Cast In 'Ten' – David Ayer To Direct Action Movie". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  16. ^ "Open Road Films Plans A Haunted House 2". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  17. ^ "Open Road to Release Jon Favreau's Chef on May 9, 2014". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  18. ^ "'Chef,' the movie, the DVD ... the restaurant? Favreau, Choi cook again". 
  19. ^ "Gabriel Iglesias Concert Movie Gets July 11, 2014 Release Date". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  20. ^ Sharon Swart. "Sundance: 'Dope' Sells to Open Road, Sony". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  21. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "'Dope' Movie Sells To Open Road & Sony After Big Sundance Auction – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Dope (2015) - Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21. 
  23. ^ "Open Road Sets 2015 Date For 'Rock The Kasbah'". deadline.com. August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bill Clinton, McCartney and Springsteen Attend Bill Murray's 'Rock the Kasbah' Screening". 
  25. ^ "Rock the Kasbah (2015) - Financial Information". 
  26. ^ "Spotlight (2015) – Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Tom McCarthy on Making Spotlight -- Vulture". 
  28. ^ "Spotlight (2015) - Financial Information". 
  29. ^ Fleming Jr., Mark. "Marlon Wayans '50 Shades Of Grey' Spoof Handcuffed By Open Road". Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  30. ^ "'Fifty Shades of Black' Sells to Germany in SquareOne Deal - Hollywood Reporter". 
  31. ^ "Fifty Shades of Black (2016) - Financial Information". 
  32. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Open Road Acquires Domestic On 'Triple Nine;' Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Michael Pena Join Killer Cast". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  33. ^ "'Deadpool' Will Cuss Out 'Gods Of Egypt', 'Eddie The Eagle' & 'Triple 9' – Box Office Preview". 
  34. ^ "Triple 9 (2016) - Financial Information". 
  35. ^ Kroll, Justin (July 22, 2015). "Open Road Acquires Garry Marshall's 'Mother's Day' Starring Julia Roberts". Variety. 
  36. ^ http://deadline.com/2016/01/gleason-steve-gleason-amazon-documentary-new-orleans-saints-als-sundance-1201692565/
  37. ^ "Snowden (2015) – Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  38. ^ "Mattel Is Releasing a Collectible Line Of GHOSTBUSTERS Figures". Collider. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  39. ^ "Miles Teller Boxing Drama 'Bleed for This' Gets November Release". variety.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016. 
  40. ^ Patrick Hipes. "Jamie Foxx & Michelle Monaghan To Star In 'Sleepless Night' – Berlin – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  41. ^ Hipes, Patrick. "'The Nut Job 2' Gets May 2017 Release Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  42. ^ "Open Road Sets Release Date for Will Arnett's 'The Nut Job 2'". Hollywood Reporter. 1969-12-31. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  43. ^ Busch, Anita (November 3, 2015). "'Blazing Samurai' Lands A-List Voice Talent Led By Samuel L. Jackson". deadline.com. Retrieved November 4, 2015. 
  44. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=playmobil.htm
  45. ^ The Deadline Team. "Open Road Films Lands Joby Harold Thriller 'The Key Man'". Deadline. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  46. ^ Jeff Sneider. "Axelsson in talks to helm 'The Key Man'". Variety. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 

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