Darjeeling Limited did gangbusters at the box office this weekend.
“We are extremely excited about it,” Fox Searchlight’s Sheila DeLoach said Sunday. “Wes Anderson’s fans came out in droves.”
Variety has an article on the New York Film Festival, which includes this alarming anecdote:
“John Powers saw an early sneak of ‘Rushmore’ and as I remember the people at Disney had no idea what to do with it. There was some talk of it going straight to video. John called and said, ‘I saw this film, it’s really terrific, can you do anything about it?’ And so I called up Disney and, to make a long story short, by inviting the film, I think we (staged) an intervention in its future.”
That was indeed an elephant pin Bill Murray was wearing, more on that here.