Crouching Tiger review

Am I still raving about THAT movie? Yeah I am! 🙂
Elvis Mitchell’s review in the New York Times. (free registration required)
The USA Today review.
Terri Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed Ang Lee and Michelle Yeoh on December 5th. (thanks Owen!)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was at 5 of the top 10 grossing theaters in the opening weekend (at a total of 16 screens in North America) at over $44,000 per screen! For comparison’s sake, “Grinch” and “Vertical Limit” both took in about $6000 per screen (but they were on thousands of screens.)
Nevertheless, I’m happy for Sony Classics, Ang Lee and all the people involved in the movie. That they were an order of magnitude more profitable in it’s opening weekend has to be excellent news, no?

Rank Circuit Theater/City Wknd Gross Film
1 IND El Capitan, Hollywood $110,146 102 Dalmatians*
2 CLRV Chelsea, New York City 103,343 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3 LCE E-Walk, New York City 71,294 Vertical Limit
4 NY F Lincoln Plaza, New York City 68,746 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5 LCE Lincoln Square, New York City 67,885 Proof of Life
6 CTY Angelika Film Center, New York City 66,559 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
7 FAMS Paramount, Montreal 62,936 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
8 FAMS Paramount, Toronto 62,914 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
9 FAMS Colossus, Woodbridge, ON 53,588 Vertical Limit
10 UA Union Square, New York City 51,915 Proof of Life

* film plus exhibit; engagement ended Saturday

Top 10 theater engagements for the weekend of December 8 – 10

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