'Constantine''s big opening inspires sequel (Mania.com)

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com

The opening for the Francis Lawrence-directed "Constantine" set several records of its own this weekend: It was the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film during any four-day holiday session, and it was a company best for Warners for the Presidents Day weekend. The debut of "Constantine" also topped the first weekend of another untested, R-rated sci-fi actioner starring Reeves -- 1999's "The Matrix".Warner executives were upbeat about the debut of "Constantine." "Considering that this was an unknown quantity, we're obviously really pleased with the results and look forward to the sequel," president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman said. "The exits were excellent, which leads us to conclude that the film will continue to do well," he noted.More...

Series: Constantine, Constantine 2