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
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).
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