‘BoyBand’ breaks big on local movie screen
By Richard Duckett
Telegram & Gazette Staff
The locally made and produced “BoyBand: Breakin’ Through in ’82″ posted the third highest grossing per screen average in the country as it opened over the weekend at Showcase Cinemas Worcester North.
Andrea Ajemian of Worcester, the movie’s producer, said the film’s run at Showcase North has been extended to a second week.
Meanwhile, “BoyBand” will open Friday at Showcase Cinemas in Revere.
According to Variety magazine box office figures, “BoyBand” grossed $7,591 over the weekend, far out-performing on a per screen basis the top Hollywood films. Overall, “BoyBand” ranked 66th in the country.
“BoyBand” is an engaging and exuberant comedy set in 1982 about a high school quarterback who quits the team his senior year to turn his heavy metal band into the first ever boy band. More than 30 local actors have roles in the film, in addition to a Hollywood cast of 11 stars including Robert Hoffman, Michael Copon and Laura Breckenridge.Online ‘BoyBand’ breaks big on local movie screen