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Chesney film pulls in $1M plus

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 – After a star-studded Las Vegas premiere - with Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Reba, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley and Jewel, "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" arrived in 3D theatres nationwide last week with a box office draw of more than $1 million in four days at 3D only theatres.

"This isn't the same kind of animal as a straight theatrical release," Chesney said of the film that captured 6 NFL stadium shows on his million+ ticket-selling Sun City Carnival Tour. "And I hate that people didn't understand you had to find the time the film would be shown, and that all theatres are not capable of screening it... because this film is as much about those faces as it is about reliving last year's pretty amazing summer."

"In spite of that, when the director called to tell us our first night we'd out-performed the entire theatrical showings of some very big acts, I was thrilled. Because it means that the people who came out last summer and over the last eight years, they wanna remember how good it felt just as much as we do... and they figured out how to get out of the house at very specific times for an unconventional film."

The film is currently slated for only one more week in the theatre. "The biggest challenge is helping people understand: you need to see it now. You need to know it's not playing over and over, only at specific times. It is a finite run. But especially, all the fans are pretty amazing to see. As I've said in a bunch of interviews: so many times when I'm in the midst of a show, I'd stop and think, 'I wish they could see how this look and feel what I feel.' To me, the beauty of this movie is now you can - you truly can know how it feels on that stage with us."

"It's crazy... seeing how big these shows are, how loud the crowds are, how much this music means to the people," he said. "If someone had told me one day our shows would be a movie - let alone a 3D film - I'd've thought they'd lost their minds. But watching the faces and the band, it's the most natural thing in the world - and I'm so glad it's out there and rocking."

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