Sunday, June 16, 2024

Best Oscar Gambit Yet: Best Picture Nominee “Get Out” Will Be Free to the Public in Theaters on Presidents Day


On Monday, February 19th– Presidents Day– Oscar nominee “Get Out” will be free in theatres to everyone. That is, FREE. You can just walk right in and sit down. What a great PR idea for a Best Picture nominee– especially since voting for the Academy Awards begins on Tuesday. Just brilliant. Check your local listings. Universal Pictures, by the way, can afford it. “Get Out” has already made $176 million in the US alone- pure profit since it only cost $4.5 million. At this point, the promotional budget for the film– which must be around $50 million–is over ten times the original cost. (“Get Out” only– lol– made $78 million abroad.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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