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Reese attended the Wild premiere in Portland yesterday and the HQ photos can be found in our gallery:
• “Wild” Portland Film Premiere x27
December 8, 2014 • Category: "Wild"
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Witherspoon’s ‘Wild’ Opening Weekend Treks Into Solid Box-Office Territory
Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon in the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir of a life-changing hike, blazed a trail into solid box office territory, opening in 21 theaters over the weekend with a $630K gross. The feature, which Witherspoon also produced under her Pacific Standard label, was easily the weekend’s biggest newcomer with a $30K per-theater average. Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, meanwhile, once again took the weekend’s highest PTA numbers as it added locations in its second week.
The Searchlight title opened in New York and L.A. Wednesday, expanding for the weekend to 21 theaters in 7 markets. Director Jean-Marc Vallée‘s previous film, Dallas Buyers Club, opened in November 2013 with a nearly $29K PTA, and went on to cume nearly $27.3M and three Oscars, including Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey. Searchlight said it plans to keep Wild hiking through theaters for a lengthy period to come.
“The reviews have been phenomenal and the response at the box-office this weekend was great as well,” Searchlight said in a release. “The film performed well in both Art/Specialty venues as well as in upscale mainstream complexes indicating to us that the film should be able to reach a very broad audience. We are very encouraged by this weekend’s results,” the company said Sunday reporting its numbers. Wild will open in 13 additional markets and expand in some cities where it’s currently playing, playing up to 100 theaters by Dec. 12, and as many as 900 theaters by Christmas Day.
Scans from several of the magazines Reese has been featured in over the past few months have been added to the Gallery, including Vogue, People, People Style Watch and Relevant. There are more to come, including a full set of scans from the new Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour issues.
December 7, 2014 • Category: "Wild"
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Palm Springs Film Fest: ‘Wild’ Star Reese Witherspoon to Receive Chairman’s Award
Reese Witherspoon will receive this year’s Chairman’s Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s 26th annual PSIFF Awards Gala on Jan. 3 in recognition of her work in the Fox Searchlight drama. The fest will run Jan. 2-12.
The Oscar-winning star of Wild, which opened in select theaters on Wednesday, joins illustrious company with Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman and Nicole Kidman all previous recipients of PSIFF’s Chairman’s Award.
“Witherspoon delivers one of her finest performances in Wild,” said PSIFF chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “[She] brilliantly brings to life the true story of Cheryl Strayed, adding yet another iconic performance to her impressive 20-year span of characters.”
Witherspoon’s other acting credits include The Man in the Moon (1991), Fear (1996), Pleasantville (1998), Election (1999), Legally Blonde (2001), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Vanity Fair (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Just Like Heaven (2005), Rendition (2007), Mud (2012) and, this year, Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice.
PSIFF previously announced that Boyhood’s writer-director Richard Linklater will receive this year’s Visionary Award; The Theory of Everything’s lead actor Eddie Redmayne and Still Alice’s lead actress Julianne Moore will receive this year’s Desert Palm Achievement awards; Whiplash’s supporting actor J.K. Simmons will receive this year’s Spotlight Award; that Rosamund Pike will be honored with its Breakthrough Performance Award.
Reese had a busy day promoting Wild in New York earlier this week. She attended a special Luncheon, the official Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences screening for Academy Award voters and an Apple panel hosted in the SoHo apple store. HQ photos have been added:
• “Wild” New York Luncheon x29
• The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Official “Wild” Screening x19
• Apple Store Soho Presents: Meet the Filmmakers of “Wild” x88
Reese stopped by Good Morning America earlier this week to promote Wild. The HQ episode stills and photos outside the GMA studios in New York have been added in our gallery and her interview can be watched below:
• Good Morning America – December 3rd, 2014 (Stills) x66
• Outside the Good Morning America Studios x81
Reese made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week to promote Wild. The HQ episode stills have been added in our gallery and the official segments can be found below and after the jump:
• The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – December 5th, 2014 (Stills) x37
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December 2, 2014 • Category: "Wild"
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Catch Reese on the following US TV shows this week promoting Wild:
December 2nd – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
December 5th – The Ellen Degeneres Show