Sapphires hit the high notes in US

By on April 16, 2013

The Sapphires

the cast of The Sapphires. Provide: Equipped

THE Sapphires has spent its 2d weekend within the High 20 at the U.S. field workplace.

The Australian movie success story of ultimate yr – grossing $ 14.Four million in the community – opened a month ago on just 4 displays in ny and la. It has now increased to further cities across the usa of a to fill 93 screens, up from 60 the previous weekend.

it’s sitting at No.20 in the united states after a $ 241,272 weekend, for a complete gross of $ 760,149.

Its average of $ 2594, whereas now not big, locations it probably the greatest 10 per-show performers within the Prime 20.

The movie musical – about Four Aboriginal soul singers who join with an Irish supervisor (Chris O’Dowd) and fly to Vietnam to entertain the troops – has been neatly reviewed with the aid of US publications at the side of Rolling Stone, who rated it three stars.

“it is advisable name it an Aussie Dreamgirls. I’d name it a blast of delight and track that struts proper into your coronary heart,” reviewer Peter Travers declared. He delivered that Aussie giant name Deborah Mailman “is to die for” and praised O’Dowd’s emotional efficiency: “Prepare to be wowed by the use of O’Dowd.”

Entertainment Weekly gave The Sapphires a B+, likening it to The Commitments and calling the movie “irresistible if unpolished”.

the brand new York Circumstances referred to as it “bouncy, spirited Entertainment” and talked about viewers’ hearts would need to be “a lump of gristle to resist it.” The reviewer put the appeal proper down to the personalities of The Sapphires themselves – as played by means of Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell.The Sapphires has been launched in the united states by means of using The Weinstein Company, the masters of selling space of passion Movies in North The United States.
 


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