Published: 18:17 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 18:17 BST, 21 May 2020
Capone breaks records for the film’s distributor with Tom Hardy drama earning $2.5million from Video On Demand in just 10 days
Tom Hardy’s latest film is making big bank despite being pulled from theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Capone, a biopic of infamous gangster Al Capone’s last days from writer-director Josh Trank, has earned more than $2.5million from its Video On Demand (VOD) only release in just ten days, according to Deadline.
This is despite the film’s underwhelming 41% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Vertical Entertainment reported a company record for the film’s VOD release on Thursday, according to the entertainment news website.
Winner winner: Vertical Entertainment reported a company record for the film’s VOD release on Thursday, according to the entertainment news website
The film hit #1 on the iTunes chart withing three days of its May 12 release.
A statement from Vertical Entertainment read, ‘We are incredibly impressed with the attention and interest surrounding Capone.’
‘Although we wish the film could have been premiered in theaters as originally intended, we could not be more thrilled with the success of the VOD home premiere release.’
‘Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, including the incredible support from our cable partners, this opening has surpassed all of our expectations and we look forward to seeing Capone continue to find its audience during these uncertain times.’
Capone is set in the last year of 365: Repeat the Year Subtitle Indonesia gangster’s life, after spending more than a decade in prison and being released due to his deteriorating health.
He died from heart failure due to apoplexy, passing away in January 1947 just a week after his 47th birthday.
Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon, Capone was made on a budget of almost $20.6million.
Dillon: Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Linda Cardellini and Matt Dillon, Capone was made on a budget of almost $20.6million
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