Globes Are Gold For <i>A Beautiful Mind</i>24 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News
The kudos bestowed on A Beautiful Mind, at Sunday's Golden Globes have given the drama about Nobel Prize-winning genius John Forbes Nash, Jr. a kick in the box office, a Universal Pictures executive said today.
The film earned $1,335,225 Tuesday, a full eight percent more than the previous Tuesday
(Jan. 15). After opening in selected markets on December 21, the film went wide on January 4. Its box office gross to date is $78,952,366.
A Beautiful Mind received four Golden Globes, including the awards for Best Motion Picture/Drama, Best Actor in a Motion Picture/Drama, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and Best Screenplay.
"This response is incredibly gratifying," said Nikki Rocco, president, distribution, Universal Pictures. "A Beautiful Mind has already performed extremely well, but the Golden Globes have given it a wonderful boost in awareness and credibility. It's great to see this kind of cause and effect, especially with a beautifully made film with such an important message."
A Beautiful Mind, won more Golden Globes than any other film this year and has received other accolades as well, including Best Film at the Jan. 11 Broadcast FilmCritics Awards, where director Ron Howard also won the Best Director prize (in a tie with Baz Luhrmann), Crowe was named Best Actor and Jennifer Connelly Best Supporting Actress.
Imagine Entertainment's A Beautiful Mind is a Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures coproduction.