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Debut of François Ozon's Latest goes Swimmingly

July 8th, 2003

French director François Ozon has earned international success, both critically and at the box office. And now that success is starting to translate into the domestic market. Swimming Pool is François Ozon's best opening, both it raw box office and per theatre average. Swimming Pool pulled in $286,950 in just 13 theatres for an average of $22,073. It's a little too soon to predict how much mainstream success this movie will have. How well it can hold on to its per theatre average as it expands will be a better indicator.

The only other movie to make more than $10,000 per theatre was this week's box office champ, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It was able to grab just over $44 million in just over 3500 theatres for an average of $12,569.

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