Friday, May 26, 2006

'Da Vinci Code' breaks Portuguese box office records

LISBON (AFP) - "The Da Vinci Code" has broken box office records in Roman Catholic Portugal as tens of thousands have flocked to see the religious thriller despite a Vatican boycott call, the film's distributor in the country said. The film adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller by the same name was seen by 215,840 people during its first four days of release in the country of just over 10 million, smashing the previous record, a spokesman for Columbia Pictures told the Lusa news agency. It also pulled in more than one million euros (1.28 million dollars) in box office receipts, the first time that barrier has been broken by a movie during its first four days in theatres, he added. [More]


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