Moviegoers Fall in Love With Paris Over and Over Again in PA

  LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- First Look Pictures' portrait of love, from the city of love, PARIS, JE T'AIME, recently opened the weekend of May 4th to $40,000 on two screens in New York, expanding by two additional screens in the Big Apple the following week. The film opened May 18th in Los Angeles to $161,000, and expanded to 25 additional markets this past weekend. This Memorial Day weekend the film has continued its success with a four-day take of $537,474.00 on 58 North American screens. The three-day total is $419,697.00. The four-day per-screen average is $9,267.00. The estimated cume is $883,486.00.

"I am thrilled with the early box office success of PARIS, JE T'AIME," says Co-chairman, Henry Winterstern. "First Look always believed in the film and the May release date proved to be good counter-programming to the summer blockbusters. I am confident with our continued support, along with positive reviews and word-of-mouth; the film will continue to attract audiences nationwide throughout the summer."

First Look Pictures, a division of First Look Studios, has stepped into the wide-release arena in an ongoing strategic move to expand its slate to include higher-profile films reaching wider audiences domestically and internationally.

Most recently, First Look Pictures released the animated comedy AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS from the creators of the Adult Swim popular television series. The film opened nationwide in April and has grossed over $5.4 million.

This fall, First Look will release the comedy, KING OF CALIFORNIA. The film stars Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, directed by Mike Cahill and produced by Nu Images' Millennium Films. The domestic release date is September 14.

In PARIS, JE T'AIME, celebrated directors from around the world, including the Coen Brothers, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Alexander Payne, Olivier Assays and more each portray Paris in a way never before imagined. This postcard view of Paris and love boasts an outstanding host of actors including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Nick Nolte, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer, Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazarra, Miranda Richardson, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Steve Buscemi.

Source: First Look Studios