The documentary Marley, focusing on the life of the most famous reggae artist of all time who we lost to cancer in 1981, made an estimated $260,000 at the box office after playing in only 42 theaters following itss release on 4/20.
Besides being available for viewings at local indie theaters nationwide, Magnolia Pictures made a smart move targeting youth – availability on Facebook for $6.99 (a portion of proceeds go to Save The Children) and streaming/on demand platforms.
On iTunes it shot up to the #6 most rented film amidst Blockbuster titles like Contraband and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. On the movie, directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (Last King Of Scotland), Ziggy Marley says:
“I think what’s great about the film, is though there’s been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob’s life as a man.”
“Not just as a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man, you know? The struggles he went through.” For Marley showtimes in your area visit MovieTickets.com