Spotlight's Big Weekend
The movie Spotlight was a success this weekend at the box office. The film means a great deal to survivors, and while still only in limited release (being shown in 5 theaters), many SNAP members and their loved ones have had the opportunity to see it.
Click read more to find out how well the movie did this weekend and don't forget to check out the release information to find out when Spotlight will be showing near you.
By Bryan Alexander (USA Today)
The Spotlight is on.
The awards-season drama performed strongly in a limited opening weekend, taking $302,000 in just five theaters, according to studio estimates.
That's a $60,400 screen average in Los Angeles, New York and Boston (the latter being the city where the film is set).
"It’s a great start for an awards contender," says Paul Dergarabedian, senior box office analyst for Rentrak. "People have been reading so much about the movie. The great word of mouth and awards hype around Spotlight built this impressive limited release."
Writer/director Tom McCarthy's drama focuses on the true story of The Boston Globe's investigation into the massive child molestation scandal in the Catholic Church.
The film, with an all-star cast of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, will continue to open in 17 markets and 60 theaters next weekend.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
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