Film distributors Anerke have shared that their screening of 2050 in LA topped the “big boys” for box office at a single screen over the March 1st weekend. An impressive feat no doubt. The film looks to be very interesting in the lines of Ex Machina and Her as Dean Cain creates robots for the purpose of love and intimacy. Of course, this is certain to go horribly wrong in the most entertaining ways.
Check out the press release, the poster, and the trailer below.
On a single screen in Los Angeles, a new low-budget fantasy film gave Hollywood blockbusters a run for their money this weekend at the box office.
Opened on March 1st, 2050, which stars an ensemble cast that includes Dean Cain (Supergirl, Lois & Clark) has been playing on just the one single screen (AMC Atlantic Times Square 14) in Los Angeles. By Sunday, the filmâ€™s ticket sales were rivalling studio releases and Oscar nominated films including Tyler Perryâ€™s Madea, Greta, and How to Train Your Dragon, and on Sunday, outside of the latter film, 2050 had outperformed them all. AMC wasted no time and immediately held the film over until at least the 14th of March. The film will open in Baltimore at AMCâ€™s Owings Mills 17 on March 15th.
Says executive producer Henry Hewes, â€œBy Sunday we beat all of the big guys. At one point, the theater told us we were neck and neck with How to Train Your Dragon on Sunday night. That’s just crazy.â€
2050, is about a family man struggling to hold it all together who discovers a warehouse that may hold the solutionâ€¦sexbots. Premiering at sci fi film festivals around the world including Berlin, Austin and Boston, the film has taken home over 11 awards.
2050, distributed theatrically by ANERKE, is will expand into other major markets over the spring via theater chains that include AMC and others.