Natl Film Title Weekend Gross Rank LDS/Mormon Filmmaker/Star Total Gross Theaters Days --- ----------------------------- ----------- ----- ---- 21 2 Fast 2 Furious 368,715 380 52 Paul Walker (lead actor) 124,813,080 38 Wrong Turn 92,993 95 59 Eliza Dushku (lead actor) 15,044,311 64 Cremaster Cycle 13,437 4 94 Mathew Barney 388,951 (writer/producer/director/actor) 68 Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man 12,447 4 1172 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 15,419,738 72 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 6,897 9 899 Scott Swofford (producer) 15,022,703 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) Sam Cardon (composer) Stephen L. Johnson (editor) 78 China: The Panda Adventure 5,657 4 731 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 3,288,057 103 Galapagos 840 2 1368 Reed Smoot (cinematographer) 14,044,855
OFFICIAL WORK AND THE STORY RELEASE DATE - "The Work and the Story," directed by Nathan Smith Jones, will officially be released on August 29th in Salt Lake City, Provo and possibly Logan, Utah. It is being distributed by Off-Hollywood Distribution. Coincidentally, this is the same date that "The Legend of Johnny Lingo" is being released.
"The Work and the Story" stars Kirby Heyborne, Richard Dutcher, Richard Moll - "Bull" from "Nightcourt", Jennifer Hoskins, Eric Artell and Nathan Smith Jones. Jones is NOT playing himself in this movie!
SEEN AT THE DAYS OF '47 PARADE - Nathan Smith Jones and Dan Merkley were recently seen at the Days of '47 parade near the corner of 4th South and State Street. They were marching around trying to recruit people to help them find Richard Dutcher, who they claimed is missing, and in the process save Mormon Cinema. While we think these efforts are admirable, it did not seem that many of the parade watchers were eager to give up their prime parade-watching locations to help with the search. Regardless, our understanding is that those who are interested in helping can visit http://www.theworkandthestory.com/ or you can attend one of several meetings which are scheduled (ironically) at movie theaters in Salt Lake, Provo and possibly Logan beginning August 29th.
RM GROSS: The box office gross for HaleStorm entertainment's movie "The R.M." is expected to climb as summer ends and the film moves into California and other parts of Arizona.
THE LATEST FROM HALESTORM ENTERTAINMENT [mailing from HaleStorm]
R.M. NOW PLAYING IN MESA!
The R.M. Returns to Mesa, AZ at the Super Saver Superstition Springs!
Showtimes: 1:30 4:10 7:00 9:20
The R.M. is also playing at these great theaters!
PROVO, UT: Cinemark Movies 8: 11:30 2:10 4:40 7:10 9:40 Fri/Sat 12:00 a.m.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT: Showcase 6: 1:00 3:10 5:15 7:45 10:15
SANDY, UT: Cinemark Sandy Movies 9: 11:45 2:10 4:40 7:05 9:30
R.M. COMING SOON TO CALIFORNIA!
Keep checking our theater listings page for current updates. You can also request a theater by going to http://www.rmthemovie.com/request.php
THE HOME TEACHERS ON KSL!
Filming for The Home Teachers is underway, and Carole Mikita of KSL-TV in Salt Lake City came and visited us on the set!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY FOR ONE MORE WEEK!
We're still celebrating Christmas in July with A Very Singles Christmas, a new collection of your favorite LDS Christmas songs spiced with Singles Ward style!
MARK POTTER, director of the low-budget Latter-day Saint-themed film "Suddenly Unexpected," has written a new essay titled "Opening an LDS Cinema Film," available at: http://www.ldsfilm.com/opinion/PotterOpening.html
NYBO FEATURE NOW IN POST - Filmmaker Craig Nybo (based in Utah County) has completed principle photography on the feature-length horror movie he directed. The movie is now in post-production. Although filmed under the title "Haunted," Nybo says the movie will probably be called "Gabriella Sleeps." Nybo the director of such short films as "Practical Encounter Avoidance" (2001), "Team Rescue" (2001), "Malad for the Millenium" (1999), "Gravedigger" (1997) and "We Are The Rock (1995"). "Gabriella Sleeps" is his first feature film as director.
MORMON ACTOR PAPILIO STARS IN NEW IMAX FILM - Papilio memnon, whose common name is the "Great Mormon butterfly", is the star of the new 3-D Imax film "Bugs." See articles: http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jul/07242003/thursday/78090.asp and http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Jul/07242003/utah/78123.asp