MILK Money

By GLAAD |
December 1, 2008

MILK opened in very limited release over the holiday weekend -- only 36 screens -- but the Harvey Milk biopic still managed to make it into the Top 10 highest-grossing films within the five-day Thanksgiving frame.

MILK averaged $52,627 per screen, grossing an estimated $1.9 million. Though this may not seem like a lot of money, let's compare with other films that opened the same day.

The holiday romantic comedy Four Christmases brought in $46.7 million over five days, while the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia earned $20 million. Impressive, right? But if you look closer, those numbers only equal out to $3,310 and $2,642 per screen, respectively.

Now do you have perspective?

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