A little documentary about migrating penguins has been declared the hit of the summer (05) in America - as far as individual screenings are concerned.

March of the Penguins, which cost just $8 million (GBP4.4 million) to make, is making more money per screen than Tom Cruise's summer (05) blockbuster War of the Worlds.

The film opened in just 20 cinemas late last month (JUN05) but made $7,000 (GBP4,000) more per screen than War of The Worlds.

The sleeper hit about Antarctica's emperor penguins and their arduous annual trek to their breeding grounds has made $750,000 (GBP416,700) so far on limited release.

06/07/2005 09:14