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Limited Release: A Most Violent Weekend

January 2nd, 2015

A Most Violent Year poster

Wednesday was the last day a film could open to qualify for this year's Oscars and A Most Violent Year just got in under the wire. It isn't the only film opening in limited release this week, but it has by far the most box office potential.

A Most Violent Year - Reviews
A potential Oscar winning film. It is written and directed by J.C. Chandor and stars Jessica Chastain, among others, so it certainly has the pedigree. It also has stunning reviews, not to mention some early Awards Season nominations. It has a lot going for it and I would be surprised if it didn't at least earn some measure of mainstream success. I'm not sold it will expand truly wide by the end of the month, on the other hand. A Most Violent Year opens tonight in New York City and Los Angeles.

The Search for General Tso - Reviews
A documentary about the search for the origins of General Tso's Chicken, a popular Chinese-American dish. I don't think I've ever had General Tso's Chicken. The reviews are excellent, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office chances are not great. The Search for General Tso opens tonight in two theaters, one in New York City and the other in Hollywood, before expanding next week. Check out the official site for more details.

The Taking of Tiger Mountain - Reviews
A Chinese action movie set in the 1940s. It is also a 3D movie, which not something you see in limited release. The film has made more than $40 million in China so far and the early reviews here are relatively strong, so there are some reasons to be bullish. On the other hand, it is an action film opening in limited release. The Taking of Tiger Mountain opens tonight in eight theaters in select cities nationwide. Check out the official site for more details.


Filed under: Limited Releases, A Most Violent Year, The Search for General Tso, The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Jessica Chastain, J.C. Chandor