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3.27.2007

journey from the fall earns highest per-screen average

While TMNT (which, by the way, features the voice talent of Zhang Ziyi and Mako in one of his last roles) earned a crapload of money at the box office over the weekend, Ham Tran's Journey From The Fall, in its opening weekend of theatrical release, earned the highest per-screen average of any film—specialty or mainstream—in the country with $21,861 per screen. Playing in four theaters in New York, Orange County and San Jose, the film grossed $87,442 for the weekend (according to a press release from ImaginAsian). It may not seem like much, but for four theaters, it's actually a huge deal. Daaaaamn. Vietnamese Americans came out to represent! The movie expands to Houston and Dallas this Friday, with more cities in weeks to come. Check here for theater listings.

By the way, the latest issue of Asia Pacific Arts has a great interview with director Ham Tran: Confronting the Past: Ham Tran on the Making of Journey From the Fall. (They've also got a whole bunch of coverage of Mira Nair's The Namesake.) There's also a bunch of great video interviews on Asian Pacific Arts' YouTube channel. It's all really good stuff, so check it out.