20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment announced this past week that they will be handling the domestic home entertainment launch of the EuropaCorp USA theatrical release of director John Madden’s Miss Sloane.
Mar. 21 will be the street date for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions of this Jessica Chastain political-themed drama. Miss Sloane was released by indie EuropaCorp into the teeth of the Thanksgiving/Christmas “blockbuster” release period (where the year-end “prestige” films get in line for Oscar consideration) and sort of got choked out of the market with limited ticket sales of just $3.5 million.
For the record, the ARR from its theatrical debut to its arrival in the home entertainment arena is 116 days.
The release gamble did net EuropaCorp a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actress category for Jessica Chastain (losing out to Isabelle Huppert for her performance in Elle), but it seems something of a long shot that she will be able to crack the Oscar nomination circle — Amy Adams, Isabelle Huppert, Natalie Portman and Emma Stone seem certain to have the first four slots in the Best Actress category locked up.
As to bonus features, there is a featurette titled “Lobbying: Winning by Any Means.”
Also getting marching orders, but not officially by 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment — amazon.com and Ingram’s videoeta.com websites ambushed the studio over the weekend — is director Pablo Larraín’s biopic, Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy.
The street date for both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions is Feb. 7.
That first Tuesday street day in February yields an ARR of 95 days and ticket sales were on the light side at $10.7 million (Fox Searchlight Pictures handled this much like an arthouse release for some odd reason).
No details at this time as to any bonus goodies.