December 18, 2006

Apocalypto drops at the box office

From the LA Times, 12/18/06:

Filmgoers pursue holiday 'Happyness'Among other holdover films, Mel Gibson's violent historical thriller "Apocalypto," which is distributed by Walt Disney Co. and opened at No. 1 last week, finished sixth with $7.7 million in ticket sales. That was down 49%, not surprising given the opening weekend buzz that surrounded the movie, Dergarabedian said.

"People didn't want to wait to go see it," he said. "They wanted to see what the fuss was all about right away."

1 comment:

Rob said...

That Apocalypto was made and released is a testament to a self-made filmmaker being able to finance and produce whatever movie he wants. If a studio had controlled Apocalypto, it might have toned down the violence and made it a better movie.