FX3X in Rob Marshall’s latest film
The latest musical fantasy film Into the Woods directed by Rob Marshall in which Macedonian company for visual effects and animations FX3X worked on film making, will have its Skopje premiere on Thursday evening in Cineplexx.
FX3X co-owner Kristijan Danailovski said that this project represented special challenges for them because around 50 artists from their team were hired to work on over 50 complex and difficult film frames in the period of four months.
It is also a pleasure to work on such projects, especially with top actors, as a continuation of long-term cooperation with our customer MPC Technicolor London. We expect to be pretty interesting film because it is different in terms of the popular children’s stories and makes a parallel between what they learn in the stories and what they encounter in life. Excellent visual effects supplemented with top costumes and makeup make attractive to watch, Danailovski said.
Into the Woods features an ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, and Johnny Depp. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales of “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, and “Rapunzel”, the film is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch.
As of January 4, 2015 Into the Woods has grossed $90,871,655 in North America, and an estimated $5,800,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $96,671,655.
Into the Woods began playing across North American theaters on December 24, 2014 and earned $1.1 million from late night Christmas Eve showings and $15.08 million on its opening day (including previews) from 2,440 theaters. Its opening day gross is the fourth-biggest Christmas Day debut and the sixth-biggest Christmas Day gross ever. The film was among one of four films put into wide release on December 25, 2014, the other three being Universal Pictures’ Unbroken (3,131 theaters), Paramount Pictures’ The Gambler (2,478 theaters), and TWC’s Big Eyes (1,307 theaters).
It earned $31,051,923 in its tradition three-day opening ($46.1 million including its Christmas Day gross) debuting at #2 at the box office behind The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, achieving the highest opening weekend for a film based on a Broadway musical (previously held by Mamma Mia!)