Revolution Studios' 'Maid in Manhattan' Becomes Highest Grossing International Release Starring Jennifer Lopez

PRNewswire
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Apr 7, 2003

Revolution Studios' "Maid in Manhattan," a Columbia Pictures release starring Jennifer Lopez, is the star's biggest boxoffice success in the U.S., with $94 million to date. It has also just become the biggest grossing international release headlining this superstar, according to Mark Zucker, Senior Executive Vice President of Columbia TriStar Film Distributors International.

"Maid in Manhattan" has grossed $45.1 million in 49 territories internationally, debuting at #1 in 33 of those markets. Lopez's previous top staring vehicle offshore was "The Cell," which grossed $42.6 million outside the U.S. and Canada.

For both the second and third weeks of March, "Maid in Manhattan" was the #1 title in the international marketplace, the first time a romantic comedy has occupied the top slot for two weeks running since "What Women Want" and "Miss Congeniality" in 2001.

"The acceptance and popularity of 'Maid in Manhattan' in the U.S. and in a wide variety of foreign territories has increased Jennifer Lopez's worldwide appeal," said Zucker.

"Maid in Manhattan" was the top debuting film in such territories as Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland, Austria as well as India, Egypt, the Philippines, Croatia, Lebanon, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, El Salvador Iceland, Bahrain, Thailand, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Kenya, Latvia, and Bolivia.

  Still to come are four major territories: Spain, Japan, Brazil and Sweden.

  About Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/ .

About Revolution Studios

Revolution Studios was formed by Joe Roth in May 2000 to independently produce and finance films in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Encore Group and Fox Entertainment Group. Revolution Studios' upcoming releases will star such notable talent as Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Jennifer Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Wesley Snipes and Ice Cube.

For further information please contact: Steve Elzer, Senior VP of Media Relations, Columbia Pictures, +1-310-244-7139

SOURCE: Columbia Pictures; Revolution Studios

CONTACT: Steve Elzer, Senior VP of Media Relations, Columbia Pictures,
+1-310-244-7139

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