Brokeback Rides High Overseas

Focus Features' Brokeback Mountain appears to be becoming the sensation abroad that it has become in the U.S. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that the film earned $6.73 million at only 910 theaters, giving it a solid $7,396 per-screen average. In the U.K., the film took in $1.88 in its third week at 275 theaters, for a per-screen average of $6,836. In Spain, the film debuted with $1.6 million at 160 theaters, or $10,000 per screen.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):
1. Underworld: Evolution, Sony, $26,857,181, (New); 2. Hoodwinked, Weinstein Co. $10,409,378, 2 Wks. ($28,635,878); 3. Glory Road, Disney, $8,769,735, 2 Wks. ($27,709,549); 4. Last Holiday, Paramount, $8,711,606, 2 Wks. ($25,996,444); 5. Brokeback Mountain, Focus, $7,831,767, 7 Wks. ($42,131,062); 6. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Disney, $6,236,570, 7 Wks. ($271,852,138); 7. Fun With Dick and Jane, Sony, $5,751,700, 5 Wks. ($101,368,957); 8. End of the Spear, Rocky Mountain Pictures, $4,281,388, (New); 9. Hostel, Lions Gate, $4,246,471, 3 Wks. ($42,674,185); 10. King Kong, Universal, $4,222,560, 6 Wks. ($209,875,885).




24/01/2006


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