On the back of its incredible average revenue per screen figures last week at the US Box Office, see story here, independent Irish feature The Guard will open across 100 screens in 50 cities in the US in August.
Speaking on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, producer Ed Guiney revealed that Sony gave it a ‘platform release’ in L.A. and New York and last weekend’s numbers ‘gave them the confidence to think it could break out’. Sony will then assess its success at the end of August which could lead to an even wider release.
Described by the LA Times as ‘not just a breath but a very funny gust of fresh air’ The Guard is still showing in Irish cinemas, for more details of where you can catch it click here.
To listen to Ed Guiney on Morning Ireland click here.