Yeah I know, we suck at release dates. ANYWAYS! The movie opened here OFFICIALLY on August 8th (previous release date was Aug 11th) but since there was such a long delay between it opening in the US and opening here, they have been pretty much having special "pre-screening" events at least twice a week every week since early July. The ticket sales and attendance headcount from those shows are not factored into the official screening records, so it is safe to say that you can add at least another 5,000 tickets bought to that number. But it did hit #1 on the movie chart, with about 20,000 people coming to see it in it's first week of release which is pretty good for an opening weekend, not to mention for a movie that has been out every else for weeks already. It is showing in 10 theatres nationwide (that's about 80% of them) and is still getting major advertising on radio/TV/and newspapers. It's also getting very good reviews from critics and even better reviews from the public (blogs/review sites/discussion boards and such) with a high number of them wanting to go and see it again! My little geeky heart is just so proud... And here are some pictures! The HUGE movie poster outside my local theatre The entrance... 'Kraftvélar' the sponsors of the movie here, are a company specializing in the selling and leasing of major construction vehicles. The FULL-PAGE ad in the national newspaper last week. I was so seriously not expecting that when I turned the page that morning But yes. Definitely one of the biggest films of the year here, just had to share!