Thursday, June 08, 2006

China pulls Da Vinci Code

China pulled The Da Vinci Code from theaters in an apparent business move to make room for local films.

Despite protests from China's Catholic Church, the country permitted the movie's release, which predated even the 'official' premiere at the Cannes film festival.

A scene from 'The Da Vinci Code' which is still going strong in international markets.
A scene from 'The Da Vinci Code' which is still going strong in international markets. Reuters photo from Yahoo News.

Da Vinci Code is now Sony's biggest international money-maker ever pulling in close to $600 million in global box office sales, despite the growing number of countries banning the movie.

In Japan and more than a dozen European countries, Da Vinci Code still leads the charts in ticket sales.


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