2,089 theaters over the weekend, Brokeback Mountain
has grossed more money than any of the other four
Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. As of Sunday,
the film's domestic box office take totaled over $60
million, outperforming Capote ($18 million to
date), Crash ($54 million final gross), Good
Night, and Good Luck ($27 million to date),
and Munich ($43 million to date).
critically acclaimed film (which received eight Oscar
nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director) has
become Focus's top-grossing release of all
time. "It is by popular demand that we have
reached this widest point of national release, after opening
nine weeks ago in only five theaters," said
Jack Foley, president of theatrical distribution at
Focus, in a statement. "We expect the film to remain
in wide release across the country for weeks, indeed,
months to come."
In just three
weeks of international release, Brokeback has brought
in nearly $40 million overseas, putting its worldwide
gross on track to exceed $100 million later this week.
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