‘Wild’ Movie Release Date Limited But Reese Witherspoon Drama Pulls In $677K At Only 21 Theaters

I just spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find the official release date of the movie Wild, especially since Google says the Wild movie release date was December 5, 2014, in the United States. My search was fueled by the fact that I stayed up past midnight reading the Kindle version of the Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 1) book, after having borrowed it for free from my local library via Overdrive, and then letting the time expire before I got the chance to finish the memoir from Cheryl Strayed.

If you’ve yet to read Wild, it’s an eloquent tale of finding oneself, so I recommend folks beg, borrow or buy the Wild book – download an eBook reader – or do whatever one must do to finish the sucker before seeing the Wild movie in theaters. I promised myself I’d go alone to see the Wild movie even during the day if I had to, because the whole journey of self-discovery is sort of the point of the epic Pacific Crest Trail trek that Strayed made mostly solo, as a way of finding her own soul after the death of her mother.

Turns out I’ll have more time to finish the book myself, because as reported by Fandango, the Wild movie’s December 5 release date is a “limited” release, one not extended to these parts of Ohio where this writer resides. So I signed up for a “fan alert” to let the website alert me when the Wild movie is released at a movie theater near me.

According to the Guardian, the Oscar-winning Reese Witherspoon’s Wild movie is already off to a gangbusters start, with its limited release pulling in $677,238 from just 21 cinemas already. It’s surprising that the drama based on the Wild book about Strayed’s 1,100-mile trek wasn’t given a wider release, especially due to the popularity that Oprah brought the book. After all, one of the Wild movie’s YouTube trailers received more than 1.7 million views.

Reese called the Wild movie the hardest movie she’s ever done, as reported by the Inquisitr. Witherspoon said that Wild necessitated more on-screen time for her because there was nothing to cut away to, so she had to keep on walking, quite an appropriate metaphor for life.

“My audience has evolved. The audience who saw ‘Legally Blonde’ is now older and ready for something that’s a little more challenging, I think.”

[Image credit: Wild movie]