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Milk Does Well at Opening Box Office

Timothy Kincaid

December 1st, 2008

Gus Van Sant’s Milk, the dramatization of the life and death of gay pioneer Harvey Milk, performed well during its opening weekend. Although in limited release at 36 theaters, it drew in a healthy $1,381,000 for a screen average of $38,371 (by comparison, Four Christmases drew $31.7 M but played at many more theaters. It’s screen average was $9,571).

The roll-out is reminiscent to that which Focus Features used for its Brokeback Mountain release. And they may be hoping that the same nomination and critical success will result.



December 1st, 2008 | LINK

Great movie! I saw Milk at an afternoon matinee yesterday.

Although Portland is Gus Van Sant’s home town, I was still a little surprised that the showing sold out and there were lines for the following showings. Hopefully, it will do well in wider release.

Alex H
December 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Milk is a great movie.

I saw it on Saturday in Los Angeles, CA at the 5pm showing and that was sold out. The movie seems to be doing well and I’m sure it will pick-up steam once it hits more theaters. :-)

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