Kill the Irishman Makes History

by Sydney Levine
March 19, 2011 8:20 AM
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Going out on two separate theatrical tracks -- specialized through Landmark (Sunshine in N.Y. and on 3rd Street in L.A., as well as commercially where it opened in Cleveland (the land of this legendary gangster and yet telling a story never told before putting The Irishman on a par with Al Capone in Chicago and Lucky Lucciano in New York) in three theaters last week and expands to six more this second week, Kill the Irishman is given a 82% audience rating by Rotten Tomatoes and a 65% critics rating, making it rank 4th highest with only The King's Speech, The Fire and True Grit above it.

After some quiet weeks on the arthouse scene, Jane Eyre and Kill the Irishman did their part to liven things up a bit. Jane Eyre posted the year's top per-theater average for an opening weekend, while Kill the Irishman marked a new high for distributor Anchor Bay Films with the second highest B.O. per screen in 2011.

Vincent D'Onofrio's star rating has risen these past two weeks!

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