Live Shakespeare tops British cinema box office – for a day

Reuters, 27 November 2015

A live broadcast of Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh starring in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” was the biggest cinema box office draw in Britain on the night of the screening, the show’s publicists said on Friday.

The three-hour-long play, broadcast from London to 520 cinemas across Britain on Thursday night, took in 1.1 million pounds ($1.65 million), which put it ahead of the blockbuster “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2″ and other more mainstream fare, they said.

U.S. audiences will get their chance on Monday

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