Congratulations Sione's Wedding

Sione’s Wedding has opened higher in its first week in Hawaii than hugely-hyped comedy Borat and also Brad Pitt’s new thriller, Babel.

The movie has been renamed “Samoan Wedding” internationally and is set to open in LA and the rest of the US soon.

New Zealand’s smash hit comedy SIONE’S WEDDING has had an outstanding opening week in Hawaii where the film has just kicked off its American release.

In Honolulu, SIONE’S WEDDING out-grossed Sasha Baron Cohen’s hugely-hyped Kazakhstani comedy BORAT as well as the Brad Pitt/Cate Blanchett thriller BABEL.

Magnolia Pictures have the US distribution rights to SIONE’S WEDDING which has been re-titled SAMOAN WEDDING internationally.

The film had its American premiere at the Hawaiian International Film Festival last month and was so well-received that additional festival screenings were scheduled. One Hawaiian reviewer said: “You’ll laugh your lava lava off.

John Barnett, SPP’s Chief Executive and producer of SIONE’S WEDDING, said: “It’s great to know that audiences outside New Zealand and the Pacific Islands get this story and are responding to it so well.”

The next step is to open the film on the American mainland, starting in LA.

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