PLANTATION, Fla., Nov. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: AENT) (“Alliance Entertainment”, “Company”), a distributor and wholesaler of the world’s largest in stock selection of music, movies, video games, electronics, arcades, toys and collectibles, today announced another successful Home Entertainment release with THE BLIND. In partnership with Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Tread Lively, THE BLIND recently hit #1 in pre-sales on Amazon during its first weekend across all movies & TV, edging out strong competition from Hollywood studio box office hits BARBIE, SOUND OF FREEDOM and OPPENHEIMER. It is currently #1 in overall DVD sales and #1 in Faith/Spirituality.
THE BLIND grossed over $17 million in box office sales since its theatrical release on September 28, 2023, becoming Fathom Events' highest-grossing release of all time. The title was made available on Electronic Sell Through (“EST”) on most major transactional platforms on November 3, 2023, with projected gross revenue of over $1 million during its first week of sales. The early digital release prompted a 100% spike in physical disc pre-order quantity in advance of the November 14th release date of THE BLIND on DVD and Blu-Ray™.
The film delivered an impressive $4.3 million in ticket sales opening weekend in 1,700 theaters, reaching #4 at the box office in its first week with a 99% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score.
Long before Phil Robertson became a reality TV star, he fell in love with Miss Kay and started a family, but his demons threatened to tear their lives apart. Set in the backwoods swamps of 1960s Louisiana, THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place. This stunning cinematic journey chronicles the love story that launched a dynasty, the turmoil that nearly brought it crashing down, and the hope that rose from the ashes to create a foundation for generations to come.
THE BLIND is available now on Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray™ for $19.99, and includes bonus features including deleted scenes and “The Story Behind THE BLIND From the People Who Lived It,” an interview feature with members of The Robertson family.
About Tread Lively
Tread Lively is a fully integrated production company focused on film, TV, podcasting, and digital platforms. The Tread Lively team has produced and delivered more than 100 million podcast downloads and over 2 billion views. Our story is to tell your story. For more information, go to https://treadlively.com.
About Pinnacle Peak Pictures
Pinnacle Peak Pictures is a leading faith and family-friendly film production and distribution studio founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, and Russell Wolfe. The studio is responsible for breakout theatrical hits like God’s Not Dead, The Case for Christ, and Do You Believe?
Pinnacle Peak Pictures is a full-service Production and Distribution company focusing on Theatrical Film and International TV & Video Distribution in the Faith, Family and Inspirational marketplace. It is our goal to tell stories that are not only entertaining and compelling, but to do so in a way that the whole family can enjoy.
For more information, please visit www.pinnaclepeakpictures.com.
About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the home entertainment industry’s leading independent studio for Blu-ray, DVD, and digital distribution. With direct sales pipelines to all primary retail and online partners, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses, produces, markets, and distributes a dynamic array of film and television content to the entire North American retail marketplace, both in-store and online. Mill Creek Entertainment’s expansive library includes Oscar®-winning theatrical feature films, Emmy®-winning classic and current TV series, original documentary productions and pop-culture favorites that enlighten, educate, and entertain. Mill Creek Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit www.millcreekent.com.
About Alliance Entertainment
Alliance Entertainment (NASDAQ: AENT) is a premier distributor of music, movies, toys, collectibles, and consumer electronics. We offer over 375,000 unique in stock SKU’s, including over 57,300 exclusive compact discs, vinyl LP records, DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games. Complementing our vast media catalog, we also stock a full array of related accessories, toys and collectibles. With more than thirty-five years of distribution experience, Alliance Entertainment serves customers of every size, providing a robust suite of services to resellers and retailers worldwide. Our efficient processing and essential seller tools noticeably reduce the costs associated with administrating multiple vendor relationships, while helping omni-channel retailers expand their product selection and fulfillment goals. For more information, visit www.aent.com.
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