Scientology Based Movie Breaks Limited Release Record
Yesterday, for the first time, I saw a trailer for a movie called "The Master." Immediately in grabbed my interest because of the lead actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquing Phoenix, and the clips were very powerful for being as short as they were. The film was released on a very limited screenings this past weekend and did quite well.
From The Week:
Opening in just five US cinemas, The Master shattered the ‘per-screen average’ record by taking $145,949 per screen over the weekend, said the Hollywood Reporter. By contrast the number one Resident Evil 5, took $7,005 per screen – though it did open at 3,000-plus venues.
The movie is based loosely on Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard and the main character in the movie (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is very similar to Hubbard. What excites me about this movie is the acting and the fascination with how people are drawn to these types of Religion or dare I say, cult.