After 10 days since Josh Trank’s Capone had made its debut on VOD in May 12, Vertical Entertainment has revealed that the Al Capone biopic has already earned a gross of over $2.5 million which is more than any of the company’s previous VOD releases. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the Tom Hardy-led film has also successfully grabbed the number one spot on iTunes charts within the first 3 days of its release.
“We are incredibly impressed with the attention and interest surrounding Capone. Although we wish the film could have been premiered in theaters as originally intended, we could not be more thrilled with the success of the VOD home premiere release. Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved, including the incredible support from our cable partners, this opening has surpassed all of our expectations and we look forward to seeing Capone continue to find its audience during these uncertain times,” Vertical Entertainment partners said in a statement.
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
Co-starring in Capone are Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) as Capone’s long-suffering wife Mae, Matt Dillon (Crash) as his closest friend Johnny, Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as his doctor Karlock, and Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) as Rosie, one of his sisters. It will also feature Jack Lowden and Noel Fisher.
Capone is written and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle) and produced by Aaron L. Gilbert (Fences, Beatriz at Dinner) for BRON, Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder (Hold the Dark, Tau) for Addictive Pictures, and Academy Award nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglorious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction) for A Band Apart, alongside executive producer Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media.
A number of actors have portrayed Al Capone over the years, including, Paul Muni (The Shame of a Nation), Rod Steiger (Al Capone), Neville Brand (The Scarface Mob), Jason Robards (The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre), Ben Gazzara (Capone), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire), Anthony LaPaglia (Road to Perdition), and, perhaps most famously, Robert DeNiro in Brian DePalma’s The Untouchables.