Pope Picture Breaks Box Office Records In Poland
The cinema release of US TV network CBS' acclaimed POPE JOHN PAUL II biopic has smashed box office records in the late pontiff's native Poland. The film, POPE JOHN PAUL II, which stars CARY ELWES and JON VOIGHT as the younger and older KAROL WOJTYLA, has shot to the top of the Polish box office becoming the first movie to break $1 million (GBP588,200) in three days. The movie was critically acclaimed when it hit TV screens in America last year (05). The film is expected to rule the box office in Poland up to the first anniversary of the Pope's death next month (08APR06). Ironically, the film that held the record as Poland's biggest box office boom was another Pope John Paul II biopic, KAROL IN POLAND, which grossed $7.4 million (GBP4.3 million) last year (05).