Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' beats 'Brokeback Mountain' record
Published May 27 2012, 23:55 BST | By Zeba Blay Wes Anderson
's latest film
has beaten the arthouse movie record previously held by
tells the story of two teens at a camp who decide to run away together, sparking a search party led by several eccentric characters played by Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Tilda Swinton.
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The movie recently
debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
, where it opened to strong reviews.
reports that the movie has now shattered arthouse records in New York and Los Angeles, earning $509,000 (£325,000) on only four screens, averaging $127,500 (£81,400) per theater.
The movie's earnings break the record set by Ang Lee's 2005 romantic drama
, which earned $109,485 (£69,900) per screen.
Midnight in Paris
remains the highest May limited release in recent history, debuting last year with $599,003 (£382,600) and going on to make $56.8 million (£36.2 million).
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