Monday, 28 January 2008

Sweeney slashes its way to top spot

According to Variety, Sweeney Todd sliced its way to the top this weekend at the international box office with an impressive $18.7 million at 1,760 playdates in 11 markets, with first-place launches in the UK ($8.7 million) and France ($4.4 million) knocking I Am Legend off the top of the charts after a five-week run. It seems the public has spoken, even if the various awards groups having been less generous in their affections. And with Daniel Day Lewis picking up the Best Actor award at the SAG Awards yesterday, I fear Depp's hopes of winning his first Oscar have just got even slimmer...

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