Goldfinger has the midas touch at UK cinemas, impressive returns on big screen rerelease
Sean Connery's classic outing as James Bond was re-distributed in 133 multiplexes and commercial venues in the UK - and packed in fans as venues sold out, some having to turn customers away.
Goldfinger pulled in an impressive $77,648 from its single-showing venues last Tuesday, averaging $583 per screening. Despite only showing once at each loaction, the film ranked #12 at the UK box-office for the entire week of July 27th to August 2nd, out-performing Hollywood blockbusters Ocean's Thirteen and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
What made the figures even more impressive is that the re-release was held on a Tuesday - typically the quietest day of the week for cinemas who usually rely on cut-price tickets and two-for-one deals in order to justify opening their doors.
Lee Pfeiffer, author of the best-selling title The Essential Bond and editor of Cinema Retro, told MI6, "This is excellent news for younger fans. There is no substitute to seeing a film on the big screen with an appreciative audience."
Distribution company Park Circus proved yet again "nobody does it better". The re-release of Goldfinger formed part of the Summer of British Film.
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