Justin Bieber's BELIEVE Hits Movie Theaters Nationwide Today
Open Road Films, along with SB Films and Dolphin Films, will release thehighly-anticipated film, BELIEVE, nationwide today, Christmas Day 2013.On each Monday prior to BELIEVE's release, Justin will celebrate Music Mondays by dropping a brand new song exclusively through iTunes. Music Mondays are Justin's way of further giving back to his worldwide fan base. Last week, he unveiled the SMASH "HeartBreaker," which immediately shot to #1 on iTunes in over 69 countries. He's followed suit this week, with the instant hit "All That Matters" which shot to #1 in 58 countries. Directed by Jon M. Chu (GI Joe: Retaliation,Step Up 2 & 3,Justin Bieber Never Say Never),BELIEVEfeatures brand new interviews with Bieber and appearances from manager Scooter Braun,Usher Raymond, Rodney Jerkins, Ludacris, Mike Posner and many more. BELIEVE is produced by Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Usher Raymond andBill O'Dowd. Garrett Grant is also a producer. "I am so excited to be involved in this movie, and so happy to be able to give back to my fans, especially during the holiday season," Justin exclaims. "Jon Chu and my team have done a wonderful job creating a special moment for Beliebers worldwide and I can't wait till Christmas day when the movie will be in theaters everywhere." "It'sno secret thatJustin Bieber'sname drives a lot of attention," affirms Scooter Braun."But withBELIEVE,we wanted him to tell his ownstory, truthfully and directly. Thenumber onegoal of our companyis to provideglobal audiences withcontent that's not onlyhigh-qualityandforward-thinking, but alsoauthentic." "Justin Bieber is one of the biggest stars on the planet and one of the greatest entertainers of our time," states Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. "BELIEVEwill be a huge Christmas present for Bieber fans and Open Road Films couldn't be happier about delivering this special engagement to theaters." "It was an amazing experience to see the creative process behind both the writing of Justin's songs and the mounting of the BELIEVE tour," states Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin Films CEO. "The BELIEVE concert is simply spectacular, and it is made even more so when you witness the tremendous amount of effort and heart that Justin, Scooter and their team bring to their work and, most importantly, to his fans." Leading independent sales company IM Global is overseeing international distribution of Justin Bieber's BELIEVE. For official information, advance ticket sales and sneak peeks at the movie, following Justin Bieber's BELIEVE at:
About OPEN ROAD FILMS
Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution and marketing company which annually releases a diverse slate of star-driven motion pictures which has included multiple #1 releases. It was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States. Open Road and its lenders recently extended the company's $100,000,000 credit facility through 2018.
Past releases include: The Grey starring Liam Neeson which opened to #1 at the box office; End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pea which opened #1 at the box office; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; Side Effects directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum; The Host, based on Twilight saga author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book; Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad and Matthew Modine; and Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguezand starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega,Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror andMel Gibson.
Upcoming releases include: Homefront (11/27/13) starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth; 3-D animated The Nut Job (1/17/14) with voice talents of Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser; Sabotage (4/11/14) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos; A Haunted House 2 (3/28/14) starring Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly and Gabriel Iglesias; Chef (5/9/14) written, directed and starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo and Robert Downey, Jr., and Testament (2015) written and directed by Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect).
About Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun Projects is a full-service entertainment and media company that integrates music, film, TV, technology and philanthropy. Guided by founder Scott "Scooter" Braun, SB Projects is an architect of popular culture, innovatively engaging global audiences via a keen understanding of "what's next."In 2013 Braun was named one ofTime Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World.SB Projects' music division encompasses SB Management and School Boy Records; artists include Justin Bieber, Cody Simpson,Ariana Grande,Tori Kelly, Amber Riley, TheWanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, Asher Roth, Madison Beer, and Todrick Hall. Additionally, SB Filmscredits include producing and/or executive producing movies in various genres includingNever Say Never, The Giver, and Undroppable. There is also the aptly named Silent Labs, an incubation arm that focuses on investing and building new products and platforms at the intersection of technology and influence.
About DOLPHIN ENTERTAINMENT
Dolphin Entertainment (Dolphin) is a full service studiothat includes Dolphin Films. Focused on best-in-class storytelling for young, always-connected audiences, Dolphin is led by CEO and Emmy-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd. Dolphin has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, and has worked with outstanding storytellers including Bryan Singer, Anthony Zuiker and Dan Schneider. In addition to "Believe" Dolphin Film's work includes the upcoming live action film "Max Steel," a Mattel property distributed by Open Road Films.
About IM GLOBAL
Stuart Ford founded IM GLOBAL in 2007. The company is one of the leading film financing, sales and distribution companies in the world, championing a wide variety of cinema, including mainstream commercial, art house, foreign language and genre fare. In May 2010, Reliance Entertainment, part of Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA Group, acquired a majority shareholding in the company. The company has offices in Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Mexico City, and Beijing.
SOURCE Open Road Films