It looks like syndicated radio host-turned-filmmaker Russ Parr has a lot of friends, especially radio listeners in DC.
“35 & Ticking” has generated approximately $53,000 in box office grosses in its first 12-day run on six screens in Atlanta, DC and Baltimore.
Image Entertainment will capitalize on Parr’s popularity and its solid numbers, and extend the theatrical engagements of “35 & Ticking,” in its limited markets; plus expand to other cities where movie-goers are familiar with the Russ Parr brand.
After all, Parr is a top-rated, nationally-syndicated radio host heard weekdays by 3.2 million listeners in 45 cities across America. Next up: “35 & Ticking” will debut at the AMC Washington Square 12 theatre in Indianapolis, Ind. on June 10.
For its opening weekend on May 20th, “35 & Ticking” reported grosses of $30,000 with a $5,000 per average — the third highest opening among new releases behind “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” The Magic Johnson theatre – that is, the Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 – in Largo, Maryland (a suburb of DC) alone pulled in $10,000. It’s not surprising Parr had a strong showing in DC, since it’s the home of his top-rated syndicated morning radio show. Still, to thank listeners for showing their support, Parr visited theatres, meeting and greeting fans and buying popcorn and soda for everyone.
“35 & Ticking” is a romantic comedy which looks at a group of thirty-somethings trying to figure out life, love and marriage. It stars an all-star ensemble cast with Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart, Keith Robinson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Meagan Good, Mike Epps, Clifton Powell, Jill Marie Jones, Kym Whitley, Luenell, Dondre Whitfield, Darius McCrary and Aaron D. Spears.
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) endorses “35 & Ticking,” saying:
“Although the subtext of this film centers around the important theme of building a lasting relationship, Parr’s team doesn’t ridicule or belittle the subject, but instead have delivered a final product with the right balance of drama and humor.”
To view the trailer, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr7bx2Z6oj4
About Russ Parr
A true Renaissance man, Russ Parr’s career has evolved from a stand-up comic and recording artist to a top-rated, nationally-syndicated radio host heard weekdays by 3.2 million listeners in 45 cities across America. And he’s an independent filmmaker too. With Up to Parr Productions in conjunction with Swirl Films, Parr has written, produced and directed three films – that is, “The Last Stand,” “Something Like a Business,” and “Love For Sale.” Currently, all titles are available on DVD.
About Image Entertainment:
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.
About One Village Entertainment
One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, Inc., is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of diverse products specifically targeting consumers seeking quality, urban entertainment. The division distributes feature films, comedy specials, staged plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer.
“35 & Ticking” | AMC Theatres
Magic Johnson Capital Center 12
800 Shoppers Way
Largo, MD 2077
AMC Hoffman 22
206 Swamp Fox Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Owings Mills 17
10100 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Security Square 8
1718 N Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Southlake Pavilion 24
7065 Mount Zion Circle
Morrow, GA 30260
Stonecrest Mall 16
8061 Mall Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30038
INDIANAPOLIS (opening June 10, 2011)
AMC Washington Square 12
10280 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229.
For more information, show times and tickets, visit http://www.amctheatres.com/Movies/35_and_Ticking/