BOX OFFICE: PROMETHEUS Takes The #1 Spot In The UK And Opens 319% Ahead Of SWATH
Prometheus was released in the UK yesterday, and not only has it rocketed straight to the top of the box office, but Ridley Scott's return to the sci-fi genre has also broken advance IMAX ticket sales and much more! Read on for details.
Prometheus has opened up in several international locations this weekend, although it is in the UK where it has made the most impressive impact. Facing off against Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, many wondered just how well the 15-rated sci-fi/horror mash-up would fare. Well, it's currently 319% ahead of Snow White's opening and has earned the accolade of having the highest opening day ever for a Ridley Scott film in the country. "We have had a superb start with Prometheus opening a clear No. 1 grossing £2.2m ($3.39M). This includes an estimated £200k ($306K) from special midnight screenings on Thursday," the studio told Deadline earlier today. The two x70mm IMAX locations in the UK (London and Manchester) reported sold out showings all day yesterday and even late night screenings were sold out in advance. Prometheus has also broken the record for advance IMAX sales beating both Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Read my 5* review of the film by clicking HERE to check it out.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Noomi Rapace as Elizabeth Shaw
Michael Fassbender as David
Guy Pearce as Stannison
Idris Elba as Captain Janek
Logan Marshall-Green as Holloway
Charlize Theron as Meredith Vickers
RELEASE DATE: June 1st 2012 (UK) June 8th, 2012 (US)
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