This weekend Time in partnership with CNN (time.com) in their entertainment section named the films which are the global winners for the box offices in the theaters. John Woo’s Red Cliff with Takeshi Kaneshiro was named among them. Red Cliff (the first installment of the two-part film), took in $125 000 000 this weekend.
The official estimation of the top 10 finishers, as reported by Box Office Mojo(boxofficemojo.com):
1. Fast & Furious, $72.5 million, first weekend 2. Monsters vs. Aliens, $33.5 million; $105.7 million in 10 days 3. The Haunting in Connecticut, $9.6 million; $37.2 million in 10 days 4. Knowing, $8.1 million; $58.2 million in 17 days 5. I Love You, Man, $7.9 million; $49.3 million in 17 days 6. Adventureland, $6 million, first weekend 7. Duplicity, $ 4.3 million; $32.4 million in 17 days 8. Race to WitchMountain, $3.4 million; $58.4 million in 24 days 9. 12 Rounds, $2.3 million; $9 million in 10 days 10. Sunshine Cleaning, $1.9 million; $4.8 million in 24 days
The recent global winners are:
1. Slumdog Millionaire $170.6 million in foreign markets along with its $139.7 million in North America.
2. Welcome to the Sticks, at $243 million
3. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, $177 million
4. Red Cliff, $125 million
The Daily (isthmus.com - daily) made the DVD pick of the week. The Fallen Angels (by Wong Kar-Wai, with Takeshi Kaneshiro) was named among such films as Doubt (by John Patrick Shanley, with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman - 2008), Alexandra (Russian art film by Aleksandr Sokurov - 2008), The Last Metro (by Francois Truffaut, withCatherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu - 1980), The Day the Earth Stood Still (by Scott Derrickson, with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly - 2008), Badtime Stories (by Adam Shankman, with Adam Sandler - 2008), Yes Man (by Peyton Reed, with Jim Carrey - 2008), I.O.U.S.A. (historical disaster movie by Patrick Creadon - 2008). The author of the article takes all the films personally and as the article author Mike Wilmington says that is his favorite Wong Kar-Wai’s film.