All aboard 'The Last Station'

Territories punching ticket for Tolstoy tale

BERLIN -- The Little Film Co. has secured further stops for double-Oscar nominee "The Last Station" ahead of the European Film Market, signing distribution deals for multiple territories including Ster Kinekor in South Africa and Becker Film Group in Australia.

Sony Pictures Classics has the film in release in the U.S., where it has thus far grossed about $750,000 in a limited bow. SPC also is handling several international territories, including Italy, Spain, Japan and Scandinavia. Optimum Releasing has U.K. rights and E1 Entertainment has picked up Benelux. Warner Bros. is handling the German release of the film, which has grossed some $740,000 after two weeks in that territory alone.

Michael Hoffman's German-Russian co-production focuses on the final days of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Last week, "The Last Station" picked up two Oscar nominations: a best actress nom for Helen Mirren and one for best supporting actor for Christopher Plummer.
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