Although ATTACK THE BLOCK only played on 8 screens nationwide, it did phenomenal business on those 8 screens, and people who saw it came out raving. There's been a lot of gripes about how the film didn't open near them, but you can remedy that! You can vote to see if ATTACK THE BLOCK can come to your area - that is, if your area includes Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Cleveland, or Minneapolis. Here's the press release:
CULVER CITY, Calif., August 1, 2011 - From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, ATTACK THE BLOCK follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial war zone.
ATTACK THE BLOCK opened in theaters on Friday, July 29th in the following 7 markets: Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, and Toronto. On Friday, August 19th it will expand to 6 additional markets - Boston, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and a sixth market that will be chosen by the fans! Starting today, fans can vote on Attack the Block's official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/
attacktheblockmovie) for their city to be the chosen 15th market in which the film will open in on August 19th. The cities up for consideration are: Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Cleveland, and Minneapolis. Results will be posted on the movie's Facebook page after voting has closed on Friday, August 5th at 12 pm PST.
Vote now to get the film Rolling Stone calls "Hot, fierce, funny, vicious and ready to bite!" to come to your city!
ATTACK THE BLOCK stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, and Nick Frost. It was written and directed by Joe Cornish, and produced by Nira Park and James Wilson. Executive producers were Matthew Justice, Tessa Ross, Jenny Borgars, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson and Edgar Wright. This film has been rated R by the MPAA for the following reasons: creature violence, drug content and pervasive language.
Obviously I'm voting for Houston, but you can go in there and try to bring this wonderful film closer to you. It's worth the road trip, trust me. Or, should I say, believe. Nordling, out.
Obviously I'm voting for Houston, but you can go in there and try to bring this wonderful film closer to you. It's worth the road trip, trust me. Or, should I say, believe.