Rob Connolly’s Paper Planes will be released in the US and UK by two of the largest mini-majors.

Lionsgate will launch the children’s/family film co-written by Connolly and Steve Worland in UK cinemas on October 23.

EntertainmentOne acquired the rights for the US, where a multi-platform release combined with a limited number of screens is likely. In the US eOne handles relatively few theatrical releases as its primary focus is on home entertainment.

Both deals were negotiated by international sales rep Arclight Films.

This year Lionsgate distributed A Royal Night Out, A Little Chaos, Testament of Youth and Survivor, and it will launch John Maclean’s Slow West on June 26.

Roadshow released Paper Planes in Australia, grossing $9.6 million. The title went out on DVD rental and VOD this week and currently ranks twelfth on the iTunes chart behind Fifty Shades of Grey, after peaking at No. 2 during the 2-week download to-own-window.

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