Early Awareness on "Borat" Seems to Be Improving
From Movie City News: "Borat" may receive a warm welcome at the box office this weekend. Fandango surveyed several thousand moviegoers planning to see the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy and found that:
--96% of those planning to see 'Borat" will see the movie during its opening weekend
--43% claim that the Kazakhstan government?s complaints about "Borat" have only increased their interest in seeing the movie
--24% had not heard of Kazakhstan until BORAT came along
--59% would be ?very interested? in seeing Sacha Baron Cohen?s follow-up movie, "Bruno"
--The majority of respondents rank Sacha Baron Cohen at the top of their list of favorite comedic film actors..."
Click here for the full press release. Apparently more than 70% of the tickets being sold at the site are for good ol' "Borat." Niiiice!
(*This opinion comes from Scott only, and does not necessarily represent RottenTomatoes.com as a whole ... although I know that the head Tomato Farmers saw "Borat" at Cannes -- and loved it.)