Shirley Frimpong-Manso's The Perfect Picture, a love story woven around the lives of three friends, broke box office records at the Silverbird Theatre at the Accra Mall over the holiday weekend.
With new releases, such as Slum Dog Millionaire, which won eight (8) Oscars, Dragonball, 12 Rounds, The International and Marley and Me showing at the theatre, the demand for The Perfect Picture was so overwhelming.
According to Mr. Albert Mensah, General Manager for Silverbird Theatres, over 1,500 people travelled from across Ghana to watch the movie over the Easter holiday period. The cinema will continue to show the movie until the middle of May 2009 due to the overwhelming demand.
Mr. Mensah said “this shows that there is a locked up demand for good and quality produced Ghanaian and African movies, which Silverbird and Global Media Alliance (GMA) intend to unlock with the help of quality producers like Shirley Frimpong-Manso”.
The movie will show in Kumasi, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi through Silver Bird/GMA mobile screens in the coming weeks, he said.
The movie is also to be shown in theatres in Kenya and Nigeria and distributed through the Pan-African Entertainment and Distribution Company to other cinema houses.
Global Media Alliance, parent company for Silver Bird Ghana, intends to collaborate with producers like Shirley Frimpong-Manso to develop more Ghanaian and African movies, now that they have managed with the help of their partners, The Silverbird Group to set up a world-class Pan-African Entertainment and Distribution Company.
Silverbird Ghana Limited is a division of the Silverbird Group, a full service media, entertainment and real estate company with holdings in Radio, Television, Retail Malls and Cinemas.
The Perfect Picture
In what appears a perfect life, three beautiful young women make bold attempts to change their lives even when destiny plays its joke on them. With a marriage that seems almost doomed from the beginning, to an affair with an unlikely candidate and the endless pursuit of love, the three friends will learn the harsh lessons of life, the challenges of marriage, the fatality of falling in love and the rewards of having a good laugh in the midst of sorrow.
What does a woman do when she finds out after marriage that, she cannot get a sexual reaction from her husband? What does a young woman, who finally decides to settle down with only one man do when she realizes that she is not the only woman in her man's life?
And what does a successful career woman do when her heart is split between a successful business tycoon and poor air-condition mechanic? The answers to these are carefully woven into the lives of these three friends and they unfold with humorous and unexpected outcomes.
'The Perfect Picture' stars Jackie Appiah, Lydia Forson, Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, Adjetey Annang, Nana Kwame Osei Sarpong with Chris Attoh and introducing Kweku Sintim-Misa.