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"Children of Men" Tops UK Box Office

Children of Men"Children of Men," Alfonso Cuaron's unsettling vision of the future, took the top spot at the U.K. box office in its worldwide premiere over the weekend, according to Variety.

The film, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine, took in $2,441,621 from 370 screens. The screen average of $4,697 was significantly better than any other film in the top 15.

Theater owners were very satisfied with the "Children of Men" debut and attribute its success to the "acclaimed cast and director," the London-setting of the film and the strong reviews. The glitzy London premiere last week - attended by Cuaron, Owen and Caine - also helped build late buzz.

That's all well and good for UK audiences, but what about us sad sacks here across the Pond? If you're like me, you've been seeing trailers for this film all summer and are chomping at the bit to see more. Sadly, we'll have to wait a few months. "Children of Men" opens in the United States on December 25. Sigh.

Until then, check out The Human Project's website for some interesting bits. -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on September 27, 2006 1:22 PM
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Seems as an odd release date for such a movie...

Alfonso Cuaron creates the "movie magic" in every one of his films and I'm sure "Children of Men" will be no different.

However, it makes me cringe knowing one of the main characters is played by Julianne Moore. I can't stand her movies. Just so you know where I'm coming from, let me list a few: "Freedomland", "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio", "Trust the Man", should I go on? Her movies just flat out suck. Hopefully "Children of Men" will be the contrary.

-- Posted by: Jason at September 27, 2006 3:23 PM

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