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Source Code DVD / Blu-Ray Enters US Charts At Number 1

SOURCE CODE US BOX ART - SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT

Source Code DVD & Blu-Ray has entered the US national home entertainment charts at Number 1! Reported on Hollywood Reporter yesterday:

Summit Entertainment stormed to the top of the national home entertainment charts last week with Source Code, a PG-13-rated action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal that generated $54.7 million in theaters.

Report supported by Rentrakfor week of July 24th – 30th (Source Code release on the 26th July in the US)

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Some interesting figures also on the uptake of the the Blu-Ray release, no doubt helped somewhat by an exclusive lenticular sleeve release for the Best Buy chain:

Source Code generated 41 percent of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, significantly higher than the latest weekly percentage for Rango (28 percent) or Limitless (33 percent).

Possible we could also see this trend continue for the UK DVD / Blu-Ray release on August 15th as well, with an exclusive steel book case edition Blu-Ray now sold out due to popular demand on pre-order with popular online retailer Play.com.

And don’t forget UK pals, if you can’t wait until August 15th, rental chain Blockbuster have Source Code available to rent NOW! I picked up a copy last Friday, chap in the shop said he loved it, and it has been very popular so far, there were hardly any left on the shelf when I picked it up 🙂

Thanks to our good friend Larry Richman in the US for the Hollywood Reporter link.

SOURCE CODE Available On VOD In The US 8th July

SOURCE CODE US BOX ART - SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENTIf you’re in the USA this coming weekend, and fancy watching Duncan Jones’ latest film SOURCE CODE, and can’t wait for the July 26th DVD & Blu-Ray release you’re in luck. As Summit Entertainment are releasing the film over two weeks early on VOD (Video On Demand) so you will be able to buy or rent SC from Friday 8th July.

Not being in the US we’re presuming you will just need to check with your local cable or satellite provider, Netflix etc. Have been able to check Amazon.com though and SOURCE CODE is is available to buy for $14.99 or rent for 48 hours for $3.99.

SOURCE CODE is also available NOW on Apple iTunes via this store link. 🙂

Early digital release is designed to test demand for release prior to disc based format. Full press release from Summit Entertainment with all the details follows…

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SOURCE CODE Breaks Through $100 Million Dollars At Worldwide Box Office!

ENTER THE SOURCE CODE

Just last week, Duncan Jones announced on Twitter that SOURCE CODE had hit $50 Million at the US domestic box office, which in itself was a fantastic achievement!

Duncan Jones announces Source Code hits $50 million at US Box Office -  6th may 2011We can now also announce that, over the last weekend, SOURCE CODE has hit over $100, 000, 000.00 in world wide box office. Flippin’ fantastic! And I am guessing maybe a smidgen more than the whole cast, crew, and production team may hoped for.

Brilliant reviews and great word of mouth has spread as SOURCE CODE has rolled out worldwide, and helped to keep it in the US & UK Top 10 for 4/5 weeks after the initial April 1st release date.

In the last two weeks Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Indonesia had their first taste of the mind bending second feature from MOON Director Duncan Jones, and there are still quite a few countries to go before SOURCE CODE completes it’s worldwide theatrical run.

Thanks to everyone who has been out and bought tickets to experience & support SOURCE CODE, showing what we all know, that a lot of us appreciate intelligent, thought provoking, emotionally involving cinema, made by a fantastic team.

MAHOOSIVE CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Director Duncan Jones, Writer Ben Ripley, Stars Jake Gyllehaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters & the rest of the cast, composer Chris Bacon and everyone at The Mark Gordon Company, Vendome Pictures & Summit Entertainment.

There’s still time to catch SOURCE CODE at the cinema, for the first time, or for a return visit 🙂

And we are constantly updating the remaining worldwide release dates, so hopefully, you’ll be able to enjoy SOURCE CODE on the big screen near you soon, if you haven’t already.

Thanks! 🙂

Duncan Jones’ Marvellous MOON Twitter Competitions

Duncan Jones’ latest feature ‘Source Code‘ premiered at 19:00 on March 11th 2011, in the Paramount Theatre, Austin, Texas.

Source Code World Premier - Paramount by Sarah Wallace

Chosen as the opening night film for the 2011 SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival & Convention. Joined by the film’s stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga & writer Ben Ripley, the Source Code team walked the red carpet, Duncan introduced the film to a packed, enthusiastic audience of 1200, returning to the stage at the end of the screening to take part in a Q&A. Press duties were dealt with before and after the Premiere, and continued the next day with a panel, and more one on one interviews.

All this almost two years to the day that MOON was premiered at SXSW 2009

MOON Premiere at Paramount Theatre - Austin, TX. SXSW March 2009

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Duncan Jones Continues To Grow With Source Code

Before I get into the details of Duncan Jones’ sophomore opus, Source Code, I must relate to you the circumstances in which the movie was experienced.

*It all started yesterday afternoon, as I was sitting on a bench outside the Austin Convention Center, soaking up some sun before the madness began. There were canvassers walking around, handing out some nifty Source Code hats and t-shirts, which we may have available for you here.

 

Source Code Swag

I tweeted out a picture and next thing I knew, I was getting special access to the pre-premiere media party, hosted by Nokia and Summit Entertainment. There I got to meet Jones and his spectacular and incredibly artistic girlfriend Rodene Ronquillo and both were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I’m so very grateful for the opportunity to have met them.

Leaving the party, I donned my Selk’Bag (from Moon infamy) and entered the premiere to curious looks and many a picture from the odd filmgoer.

Ryan Boulding Selk Suit @ Source Code Premiere SXSW 2011

Not wanting to miss the film, I first made my way to the loo. Upon stepping up to the urinal I had a conversation that went something like this:
Man (with British accent): This isn’t a conversation that I usually have at a urinal but wow, I can’t believe you’re wearing a Selk’Bag! Nice.
Me: I can’t believe that you know what it is.
Man: I should, I produced Moon.
Me: Well then, I’m going to wash my hands and then shake yours.
Stuart Fenegan: (Laughs).
Random Other Guy: (Laughs).
(pause)(silence)
Me: And there’s that awkward silence. *

So needless to say, it was a fun, light environment in the sold out Paramount Theatre when the film got rolling, even after Jones called me out in the audience as being from Lunar Industries. Having screened Moon in Austin a few years back, Jones seemed to have developed quite a fan following, as the opening credit cheers reached its pinnacle during his name.

As for the film itself, it’s safe to say that Jones continues to establish his dominance as an auteur in an industry that can so easily be degraded into merely a play for profits. Having been given a more studio equivalent budget, Jones knows how to make the money and the talent work for him.

Brought on the project by Gyllenhaal, the two have quickly developed a rapport that will likely spill into cinema in the future and Jones had no problem getting the fantastic actor to open himself up to such a quirky and yet complex character. Gyllenhaal is quickly working his way into the supreme echelon of acting and certainly breathes refreshing life into a film that could be easily, and unfairly, categorized as another action film – which it certainly is not.

Bolstered by fantastic acting from Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, and Jeffrey Wright, the film itself is tense, claustrophobic, emotional, and based upon the inherent fear and anxiety that many Americans in urban areas have been experiencing in a post 9/11 landscape. Terrorism is the premise behind the story, but it is merely one of a few well executed plot lines, which proves Jones’ growth as a director.

While Moon was largely focused around a single plot line and it’s progression, Source Code expertly intertwines multiple threads, bringing them all to a head without missing a beat. Jones uses close-ups and tight angles to exacerbate the tension of the film while simultaneously infusing a plethora of humor to defuse and yet enhance the drama of the situation.

Creating an excellent Sci-Fi film that can appease both mainstream audiences and technological and quantum mechanics enthusiasts alike is a feat in itself, and Source Code proves that Jones’ filmmaking prowess, knack for telling beautiful stories, and eye for working a budget will firmly establish Jones amongst the must see directors in the medium today.

The man has longevity in film and will soon be bankable as an excellent media push by Summit Entertainment, including an interactive game, will have people flocking to see this superb movie. Where Sony failed with Moon, Summit will succeed with Source Code and I fully expect to see the name Duncan Jones attached to many a film in the near future.

Certainly get yourself to a cinema when Source Code hits and support an excellent film and a soon-to-be prolific director. The more money this endeavor makes, the more work Jones will get. We all want to see Mute become a reality and we all need to help to make it happen.

Source Code: Change The Past – Save The Future

We are just days away from the Source Code premier at SXSW this coming Friday, March 11th, and things are really heating up on the promotion front.

Large billboards are popping up around LA (would love a pic if anyone spots one). Duncan Jones will be joined by stars Jake Gyllenhaal & Michelle Monaghan to take part in a panel at SXSW on Saturday 12th March, before whizzing off on a 6 stop promotional tour of advance screenings with Q&A. And as you may have seen already Summit Entertainment have released a brand new UK Source Code poster!

Source Code | Change The Past - Save The Future

And now, a second TV spot, highlighting the “Change The Past, Save The Future” strap line.

Advance screenings are already taking place of course for the press, to co-ordinate reviews online, and in print with the April 1st release date, some lovely feedback coming in on twitter includes:

“SOURCE CODE marks a second home run for @ManMadeMoon. A heady sci-fi film infused with wonderful popcorn entertainment & heart.”

“Source Code is your typical sci-fi if by “science” you mean “totally” and by “fiction” you mean “kicks your ass”

“Source Code is exactly the sort of movie you hope someone as smart as Duncan Jones would make, if given a budget.”

“SOURCE CODE is fucking smart. Blockbuster pacing, but still that same great Duncan Jones understanding of sci-fi. Well played @manmademoon.”

All getting rather exciting. We’ve got a man on the spot at SXSW for the premier on Friday, so hopefully we’ll have some good stuff for you over the weekend 🙂

Source Code Official Site Goes Live

Been a busy week on the ‘Source Code’ front. First we had the official synopsis, then the surprise appearance of a very well received trailer, and now the official Summit Entertainment ‘Source Code’ site has gone live.

Source Code Official Web Site

The site currently contains a short synopsis, and the recently released trailer, with options to download the trailer for desktop, or mobile devices.

You can also add the official Facebook page to your ‘likes’ and subscribe to the Summit YouTube channel for future updates.

So there ya go, a week full of ‘Source Code’ goodness, nice 🙂

Source Code Trailer Released!

Source Code Trailer released 20th November 2010Empire just sprung this one, out of the blue, the long awaited trailer has been released through Apple movie trailers, so get over there now! For full on 1080p HD goodness, or press play below 🙂

Genre: Action and Adventure, Thriller
Official Site: http://enterthesourcecode.com
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Writers: Ben Ripley

Synopsis

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.

With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).

Release date of April 15th 2011 is US date, as mentioned previously, we may be getting ‘Source Code’ a whole month earlier in the UK, on March 11th 2011.