BARNEY’S VERSION worldwide box office now at $15,000,000 with many countries yet to come

March 29, 2011 –   Barney’s Version worldwide box office to date is $15,000,000 in just nine countries. The film is currently playing in the US, UK, Australia, Spain, Italy, Israel, Greece and Turkey. In Canada, it has surpassed the $3 million dollar mark.  Barney’s Version is scheduled to open throughout the rest of the world in the coming months.

Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, Barney’s Version stars Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman and Bruce Greenwood.  Barney’s Version is produced by Robert Lantos, directed by Richard J. Lewis from a screenplay by Michael Konyves.

“Audiences throughout the world have embraced this quintessential Canadian story and its prickly pear protagonist.  I am pleased that the film has brought a new constituency to Mordecai Richler’s great work.” said producer Robert Lantos.

Paul Giamatti won a Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance in Barney’s Version.  The film received an Academy Award Nomination, won seven Genie Awards as well as the Audience Award at both the Venice and San Sebastian film Festivals.

Barney’s Version is released by eOne Films in Canada; Sony Pictures Classics in the US; Universal Pictures in the UK, Spain and Germany; and independent distributors in the rest of the world.