'The Guard'

The Irish comedy starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle opened last year's Sundance film festival and was met with a room full of buyers fresh to the fest and looking for acquisitions. The film, about a gruff Irish cop and an uptight FBI agent investigating an international drug smuggling ring, got great reviews and grossed over $17 million worldwide.<br>

<b>Buyer:</b> Sony Pictures Classics<br>
<b>Estimated sale price (not including marketing):</b> $1 million<br>
<b>Theatrical box office:</b>$5.3 million
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( Jonathan Hession / Sony Pictures Classics )

The Irish comedy starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle opened last year's Sundance film festival and was met with a room full of buyers fresh to the fest and looking for acquisitions. The film, about a gruff Irish cop and an uptight FBI agent investigating an international drug smuggling ring, got great reviews and grossed over $17 million worldwide.
Buyer: Sony Pictures Classics
Estimated sale price (not including marketing): $1 million
Theatrical box office:$5.3 million

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