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‘Civil War’ Sees Near $3M In Previews

A24’s Alex Garland political thriller, Civil war, got off to a strong start with $2.9 million in previews Thursday at 2,931 locations, with the film on its way to an opening of more than $20 million. No one, not its rivals, nor A24 is complaining for what is the studio’s most expensive picture north of $50 million before P&A, which we also hear is close to $20 million. A24 sold the majority of foreign rights early, but they’re taking it to the UK and Australia this weekend, followed by major territories next weekend.

With 3,800 theaters, bolstered by Imax, this is A24’s widest release ever. It is also the widest R-rated release for an independent studio.

Even before this weekend started, A24, according to sources, already had $2 million in the bank for Civil war and that was just for today’s advance tickets, not last night’s. The question is whether this film is aimed at the heartland and not the coasts. There is some certainty that the film will perform well in red states, as the picture was tested in Kansas City and Dallas with excellent results.

Reviews are good with Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman and Cailee Spaeny’s film at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and an audience rating of 86%.

The compositions are difficult on this one, but Civil war has the feeling of an Oliver Stone and Kathryn Bigelow film.

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News Source : deadline.com

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