After months of building buzz with free screenings, online clips and giveaways, Attack the Block finally opened this weekend on eight screens to a very healthy $17,200 per screen average, making it the highest grossing of the new, limited release films. (It lost the highest per screen average of new limited releases to Miranda July’s The Future which made $27,000 on one screen). The awesome sci-fi adventure film will obviously continue to play in those cities and is schedule to expand on August 19 to Boston, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
One additional city will also get the film on August 19 but which one is up to the fans. If you live in Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Cleveland or Minneapolis find out how you can cast your vote to get Attack the Block in your town after the break.
Fans in the aforementioned cities should head over to Facebook.com/AttackTheBlockMovie, Like it and then vote for their city. Which ever city has the most votes come this Friday, August 5th at 12 pm PST will get the film in their city on August 19.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past five months, Attack the Block is a sci-fi action comedy written and directed by Joe Cornish. It’s about a group of teenagers in South London who find themselves smack in the middle of an alien invasion. Great characters, incredible music, exciting action and awesome effects are just part of what makes Attack the Block so special and, almost across the board, people who have seen the movie seem to love it. If you really want to bring the film to your city, and you live in Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Cleveland or Minneapolis, you should vote.
Hell, even if you don’t live in one of the above cities you should vote. The more people who see this film in all the cities will allow it to open wider and wider. Trust us, you want that to happen.