2 Sep – "Coco Before Chanel" broke the record of having the highest four-day opening weekend box office for a French language film.
Opening on ten prints in Singapore last Thursday (27 August), the movie has grossed SG$110,648 last weekend from Thursday to Sunday, highest among French language films that opened in Singapore. Following close behind was French documentary "March Of The Penguins" which garnered SG$106,820 for its opening weekend on nine prints, beginning 25 August 2005.
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COCO BEFORE CHANEL
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
AMELIE FROM MONTMARTE
Well-known for her roles in "Amelie From Montmarte" (2002), "Priceless" (2005), and "A Very Long Engagement" (2005), Audrey Tautou played the lead role in this biopic and shines in her portrayal of the fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. The movie opened on 11 June in Hong Kong on nineteen screens was a box office hit as well. It topped the box office chart on its opening day with a gross box office taking of HK$310,000 beating "Star Trek" in the second position and "Duplicity" ranked third.
"Coco Before Chanel" tells the story of the woman behind 'Chanel', Gabrielle Chanel. From a humble seamstress who grew up in a poor, rural household to a legendary couturier as well as a symbol of success, freedom and style.
"Coco Before Chanel" will not screen in Malaysia, but it is currently showing in Singapore.