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"Babel" Bows Big in Opening Weekend

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 29, 2006 at 6:08AM

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" debuted with big numbers on its opening weekend in the United States. The film earned an estimated $365,801 on 7 screens, for a huge per screen average of $52,258, according to figures provided Sunday by distributor Paramount Vantage. "Everybody at Paramount Vantage is very enthused about this exciting film's launch," the company's Rob Schulze said in an email. "This weekend's strong grosses bode well for our future openings." Schulze added that the film will expand to an additional 13 markets on November 3rd, followed by a wide release in some 1,200 U.S. and Canadian locations on November 10th. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" debuted with big numbers on its opening weekend in the United States. The film earned an estimated $365,801 on 7 screens, for a huge per screen average of $52,258, according to figures provided Sunday by distributor Paramount Vantage. "Everybody at Paramount Vantage is very enthused about this exciting film's launch," the company's Rob Schulze said in an email. "This weekend's strong grosses bode well for our future openings." Schulze added that the film will expand to an additional 13 markets on November 3rd, followed by a wide release in some 1,200 U.S. and Canadian locations on November 10th. [Eugene Hernandez]





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