After Achieving the #2 Per-Screen Average as a One-Night Only Theatrical Event
Launches Today as a Virtual Cinema Event
Starring Martin Sheen and Directed by Emilio Estevez, THE WAY Shares a Timeless Story of Friendship, Grief, Faith, and Hope.
LOS ANGELES, CA – After an incredible one-night-only launch in theaters as a Fathom Event, Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Elixir Films, and E2 Films are launching Emilio Estevez’s film, THE WAY to home entertainment. Tickets for the daily screening times can be purchased at https://tickets.oceanave.tv/, from now until Father’s Day.
On May 16, THE WAY launched as a one-night-only theatrical event, reaching #4 spot in the box office, despite only showing in 755 theaters. (In comparison, the #1 film – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – screened in 4450 theaters.) The film also achieved the #2 per-screen average in the U.S.
Chris Bueno, CEO of Ocean Avenue Entertainment shares, “We are overwhelmed by the incredible response we have received from audiences. It has been an honor to continue the story, inspiring audiences to laugh, to meditate, and to find their own Camino.”
During the Virtual Cinema Event, viewers will experience bonus footage: an intimate and lively discussion between popular public television host and best-selling guidebook author Rick Steves, actor Martin Sheen and filmmaker Emilio Estevez about faith, family, the importance of travel, of pilgrimage, and why THE WAY is “the movie we all need, at a time when we need it the most.”
A rare work of art that uniquely balances faith and doubt; sorrow and joy, THE WAY was filmed along Northern Spain’s picturesque pilgrimage El Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James.
THE WAY follows successful, yet irascible ophthalmologist Tom (Martin Sheen) who travels to St. Jean Pied de Part, France to recover the ashes of his adult son (Emilio Estevez) who perished during a storm in the Pyrenees while walking The Camino de Santiago. Tom decides to complete his son’s journey in an effort to better understand him, and to honor his commitment to complete the pilgrimage. As Tom walks the Camino, he reluctantly finds himself with three other pilgrims who are walking the road to find answers to their own personal dilemmas. From the unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along the way, this unlikely quartet of misfits create an everlasting bond; and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again as he discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”
THE WAY is available as a Virtual Cinema Event from now until Father’s Day, June 18, 2023 with multiple screening times daily. Tickets are available at tickets.oceanave.tv
About Ocean Avenue Entertainment:
Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. was established in 2009 and currently represents some of the very best films for a faith and general audience. In 2012, Ocean Ave established a direct relationship with Netflix and continues to be an official aggregator for their global platform. Recent films currently licensed to Netflix include TE ATA and THE CHICKSAW RANCHER. In late 2014, Ocean Ave became a full-service distribution company with its first film 23 BLAST. Since then, Ocean Ave has released numerous films on platforms including Peacock TV, Amazon Prime, UPTV, Roku TV, Tubi TV, PureFlix, and numerous others both domestically and globally. In addition to licensing on streaming platforms and linear television, Ocean Ave releases its films on DVD. This includes the entire process of manufacturing and then securing retail placement in the general and faith markets. Most recently, Ocean Ave has a new initiative to develop and produce genre specific movies with a faith-forward emphasis. For more information, please visit oceanavenueentertainment.com.