Date: 9th January 2007

Apocalypto sets foreign language record

Mel Gibson's action movie Apocalypto has enjoyed the highest opening weekend box office figure for a foreign language film in the UK.

The film about the turbulent days of the Mayan civilisation took 1.36 million.

The previous record holders were Hero, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Amelie.

Apocalypto is spoken in Mayan dialect, although it has English subtitles.

Source: Press Release