Fellowship Beats Titanic To Argentine Record
As reported today, Sunday the 3rd, in La Nacion news paper, FOTR has rocked this country. Here’s a little traslation of the small article (which has a pic of Saruman on the top of it by the way):
Record for The Lord of the Rings
In its opening day, Thursday, the movie “The Lord of the Rings” was seen by 66,792 spectators, a record in Argentina. Until now the films with the best Thursday initiations have been “Titanic” (64,483 people) and “Star Wars: Episode 1” (59,780). In only two days, in the pre-showing of Wednesday and the [official] opening of last Thursday the cinematomic version of the famous novel of J.R.R. Tolkien totalled 151,246 sold tickets in the country, a mark that many titles, however sucessful, go to great difficulties* [to achieve] in the course of one week.
So there’s my little traslation. What “great difficulties” (duras penas) is literally translated is “hard pains”. 😀 People have waited long enough for LOTR here, with me included, and can finally enjoy Legolas’ double arrow shot into the Cave Troll. Sweet….Posted in Old Special Reports on February 3, 2002 by Strider