July 07, 2006

Wordplay update

The latest news from director Patrick Creadon:

We have another huge weekend ahead of us. WORDPLAY is expanding further to 125 screens across the country. We hope we can continue to post great numbers as we move through July. Many thanks to all of you that have trekked out to see WORDPLAY, and if you haven't had a chance to see the film yet please try to rally this weekend.

WORDPLAY has crossed the $1 million mark at the box office, taking only 19 days to get there (just under three weeks). By comparison, last year's "Enron" took 3 weeks, "Mad Hot Ballroom" didn't get to $1 million until its 4th week, and "Murderball" took 6 weeks. Of these films, two of them were nominated for Academy Awards last year, and "Mad Hot Ballroom" was on the short list but missed out on the nomination.

We've taken a terrible fall on Rottentomatoes this week. I'm sorry to report that we are no longer the best reviewed film in America. We have fallen all the way down to number 3 on the Top 100 Movies of 2006 list. We apologize for any embarassment this may have caused you.... and if I ever meet that guy from The Village Voice...... (just kidding).