R.J. Cutler’s, The September Issue, was released this past Friday. The September Issue had the highest grossing opening weekend for an A&E IndieFilms production as well as for Roadside Attractions and has the 2nd highest per screen opening weekend average from all films for this year.
“We’re thrilled with the films opening. People are fascinated by Anna Wintour and wanted to see this revealing and funny film, the first real portrait of a legend who’s reigned at Vogue for 20 years,” said Howard Cohen, Co-President of Roadside Attractions.
The September Issue opens on September 11, 2009 in Los Angeles and select cities.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, directed by R.J. Cutler and a Roadside Attractions release and A&E IndieFilms production, opened with the 5th highest all-time per screen average for a documentary this past weekend in New York – August 28, 2009. The film opened on 6 screens for a staggering $40,013 per screen average and an average total weekend gross at a remarkable $240,078.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE marks the highest grossing opening weekend for an A&E IndieFilms production as well as for Roadside Attractions and has the 2nd highest per screen opening weekend average from all films for this year. The film expands further into the New York market during Labor Day weekend and then will expand to Los Angeles and select markets on September 11, 2009. Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) will handle home video and A&E will follow the film’s theatrical and home video release with a television broadcast premiere.
THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE had its world premiere in the Documentary Competition section at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival where it won the award for Best Cinematography and has been hotly anticipated since. With unprecedented access, filmmaker R.J. Cutler’s new film does for fashion what he did for politics in The War Room, taking the viewer inside a world they only think they know. THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE follows Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, and her team of larger-than-life editors through the inner workings of her magazine as the staff puts together their celebrated annual September issue.
Every August a record-breaking number of people can’t wait to get their hands on the September issue of Vogue. The 2007 issue was and remains the biggest ever, weighing over four pounds, selling thirteen million copies, and impacting the $300-billion global fashion industry more than any other single publication. An intimate, funny and surprising look at Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than-life editors as they create this must-have Bible of fashion, Cutler explores the untouchable glamour of Wintour’s Vogue to reveal the extraordinarily passionate people at its heart. He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and reshoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process.
At the eye of this annual fashion hurricane is the two-decade relationship between Wintour and Grace Coddington, incomparable Creative Director and fashion genius. They are perfectly matched for the age-old conflict between creator and curator. Through them, we see close-up the delicate creative chemistry it takes to remain at the top of the ever-changing fashion field.