‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ burns up weekend box office charts

Drag racing film surrounding historic rivalry of Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoo$e” McEwen places second in weekend box office gross per screen
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(PR NewsChannel) / August 15, 2013 / LOS ANGELES 
The independent film "Snake & Mongoo$e," in select theaters September 6, stars Jessie Williams and Richard Blake.

The independent film “Snake & Mongoo$e,” in select theaters September 6, stars Jessie Williams and Richard Blake.

Hot off of its star-studded, Hollywood-style red carpet premiere in Reno, Nev., “Snake & Mongoo$e,” which stars Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Richard Blake (Dragonball; Evolution) as Tom “The Mongoo$e” McEwen, received enormous support from movie-goers, and looks to carry the momentum into its nationwide release next month.

“Snake & Moongoose racked-up the second-highest per screen gross average in the country, taking in more than $20,000 at the box-office.  The independently produced drag racing biopic pulled a higher per screen total than studio blockbusters “Elysium” (TriStar Pictures), “We’re the Millers” (New Line Cinema,) and “Planes” (DisneyToon Studios.)”

“With an independent film like ‘Snake & Mongoo$e’ it’s vital you choose the correct venues,” said Robin Broidy, “Snake & Mongoo$e” producer. “We’re happy with the reception Reno provided and we look forward to even more success in the days ahead.”

Producers of the film chose Reno for a Hollywood-style red carpet premiere because it fit together perfectly with the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. At the event, the iconic Hot Wheels Yellow and Red Haulers and the Cuda and Duster Funny Cars raced by Prudhomme and McEwen were on display together for the first time outside of California in 40 years.

“Snake and Mongoo$e” is set for another premiere event in Indianapolis on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

The film opens nationwide September 6, 2013.

Set in the heyday of drag racing and based on a true story, “Snake & Mongoo$e” uncovers for the first time on the big screen the compelling rivalry and breakthrough sports marketing accomplishments of Don “the Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “the Mongoo$e” McEwen—including a Hot Wheels partnership that proved game-changing for all parties.

The film also features Noah Wyle, Tim Blake Nelson, Fred Dwyer, John Heard, Ashley Hinshaw, Ian Ziering, Leonardo Nam, Kim Shaw and Julie Mond.

For more on “Snake and Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit, http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com

About Entertainment Universe: Robin Broidy formed Entertainment Universe in 2011 to develop, produce, and finance motion pictures and television programming. The company developed 2012 action/thriller “Mayhem” among several other feature projects. Broidy is a longtime entertainment industry attorney and businesswoman who has held positions such as Senior Vice President of International Home Video and Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs/Acquisitions for Twentieth Century Fox.

About Rhino Films: Rhino Films is an independent film company that originated as a division of the iconoclastic record label, Rhino Records. The company was founded and is headed by producer Stephen Nemeth, who has produced more than 20 films, 2012 Sundance Audience Award-winning “The Surrogate,” starring Academy Award winner Helen Hunt and Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Dogtown and Z Boys,” “What We Do Is Secret,” “Radio Free Albemuth,” and “You And I.” Nemeth also has extensive experience producing documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated “War/Dance” and “Fuel,” which won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, among others.

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