Movie News Roundup: Moonrise Kingdom Edition

By @DJansick
Movie News Roundup: Moonrise Kingdom Edition

Moonrise Kingdom broke the all-time per screen record with it’s limited opening weekend which was previously held by Brokeback Mountain. With just four screens in New York and Los Angeles the film grossed $509,000, which is an incredible $127,500 per screen. Brokeback Mountain was also released by Focus Features and had the record with $109,485 in 2005. [Hitfix]

Because “Moonrise Kingdom” is breaking per screen records it is probably helping the auction of a uniform worn in Moonrise Kingdom. The uniform was worn by 12-year-old Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) that features custom designed patches and activity buttons. The open bidder started off the auction at $125 but it does not end until June 13th. [Movieline]

While Moonrise Kingdom is now just expanding into a few more cities, Wes Anderson in the meantime has revealed that he has a special animated short film designed to go along with Moonrise Kingdom which will premiere online this week. [ComingSoon]

Recent winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Amour, will open December 19th in New York and Los Angeles says it’s distributor Sony Pictures Classic. Although it is still very early, “Amour” is considered the front-runner for Best Foreign Language film for the Oscars this year. [Movieline]

Ray Bradbury has passed away today at the age of 91. The visionary author wrote over 600 short stories as well as classic such as Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, and The Martian Chronicles. Some of his works were later turned into films or screen rights were acquired from studios to eventually make them into films. [Deadline]

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