Tuesday, January 09, 2007
"Apocalypto" Sets UK Record
It probably won't enjoy repeat business any more than it did in the US, but Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" set an opening weekend record for a foreign language film in the UK. In all the talk about this $40 million film and how well it's doing, it's easy for everyone to forget that this is a subtitled film -- and not in french or Spanish either, but subtitled in a language almost no one uses. That makes the box office of "Apocalypto" all the more impressive. It's already one of the top-grossing foreign language films of all time, whatever else happens to it.