Zwartboek fares well in opening weekend

10th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – Paul Verhoeven's most recent World War II flick Zwartboek (Black book) had an extremely successful opening weekend in the US.

10 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – Paul Verhoeven's most recent World War II flick Zwartboek (Black book) had an extremely successful opening weekend in the US.

The film raked in more than EUR 112,000 at the weekend at the nine screens where it opened. With this sum the film brought in the highest average takings per screen of all films playing in cinemas in the US at the moment, beating the average takings per screen for Eddie Murphy's comedy Norbit, for instance, which is being shown on 202 screens.

In relative terms, Verhoeven even beat out Quentin Tarantino's new feature, Grindhouse.

The American critics were divided on the film last week. The film drew more than a million viewers to Dutch cinemas. The Dutch distributor will bring out the film on DVD on 26 April.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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