(October 2, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – The canine comedy "Best in Show" displayed a spectacular debut in limited release in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto on September 27 on just 5 screens, adding a multiple release in San Francisco on the 29th for a total of 13 screens. The weekend box-office total for the film was an impressive $413,436, with a weekend per-screen average of $31,802, and a five-day cumulative total of $481,784. On Friday, October 6, Warner Bros. Pictures will increase the screen count for the Castle Rock Entertainment production in those initial four sites by 41, and on the following Friday, October 13, the film will expand to 300 runs across North America. "The word-of-mouth on 'Best in Show' has been phenomenally strong," says Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "That groundswell, plus the support of excellent reviews, should keep it riding high throughout our expanded release in all markets. It's a truly funny film from one of our best comic directors, and a genuine good time for moviegoers of all ages (PG-13)." "'Best in Show,' a "dogumentary" from famed director Christopher Guest, chronicles the lives of eccentric dog owners and their pampered pets as they face the ultimate canine competition, the Mayflower Dog Show. The film stars Lewis Arquette, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Cranshaw, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Mike Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey and Fred Willard. The Castle Rock Entertainment production is directed by Christopher Guest, written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy and produced by Karen Murphy. Gordon Mark is the executive producer, Roberto Schaefer is the director of photography, Joseph T. Garrity is the production designer and Robert Leighton is the editor. Castle Rock Entertainment is a Time Warner Company. The film is released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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