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'Bruno' sashays to box-office fame with US$30.4M

Gay Austrian fashion devotee Bruno has landed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, though it's uncertain how much staying power he has. Full story

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"Bruno" fashions top spot at U.S. box office

2009-07-13 03:04:45 GMT SINA.com "Bruno," British satirist Sacha Baron Cohen's latest subversive outing, narrowly claimed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

'Bruno' sashays to box-office fame with US$30.4M

2009-07-13 02:48:50 GMT SINA.com Gay Austrian fashion devotee Bruno has landed the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office, though it's uncertain how much staying power he has.

Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Bruno' eyes a big weekend win

2009-07-10 03:06:23 GMT SINA.com Sacha Baron Cohen's equal-opportunity offender Bruno is barging into theaters this weekend, promising enough outrageous shtick to lure in the most reluctant of moviegoers, if only to see how far he'll go. While Twentieth Century Fox, Cohen's Borat distributor, was tasked with selling a strange Kazakhstani journalist to audiences, Universal is in the fortunate spot of marketing Bruno like a sequel. The studio's over-the-top campaign shows that they may even be having a little fun with their gay Austrian fashion reporter. Now, with Bruno opening in 2,757 theaters, the one question is how well Baron Cohen's flamboyant character will play in more conservative parts of the U.S.

Bruno makes US$1.7m on first day

2009-07-09 13:08:08 GMT SINA.com Gay fashionista Bruno must have made a good impression during his recent Australian visit, because his film has racked up almost $1.7 million on its first day.

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Sacha swings into London for 'Bruno' premiere

2009-07-09 12:04:57 GMT SINA.com How can you tell which one of these sexy Palace Guards is Sacha Baron Cohen -- dressed as his flamboyantly gay character Bruno -- at the London premiere of "Bruno"?

Sacha stages latest stunt in Madrid bullfighting ring

2009-07-09 11:13:54 GMT SINA.com In his latest stunt to promote his sure-to-be-controversial July 10 comedy Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen appeared dressed as a bull at the historic Las Ventas bullfighting ring in Madrid, according to the Associated Press. "Ich have come to redress the wrong done to the gay community by that Hollywood movie on Harvey Milk which was acted by Sean Penn, who's not even gay," Baron Cohen told the crowd in the accent of the flamboyant-Austrian-fashionista character he plays in the movie. Wearing a furry black bull costume, complete with hooves and prominent genitalia, Baron Cohen, who engaged in similar in-character guerilla marketing in advance of his 2006 hit Borat, was greeted by a mix of gasps and cheers.

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2009-07-09 11:06:45 GMT SINA.com Sacha Baron Cohen's outlandish character Bruno stopped traffic at the Australian premiere of his new movie, dressed as a sexy knight in shining armor.

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Bruno - official trailer

2009-07-09 13:26:32 GMT SINA.com Brüno, a gay fashionista is the host of the top-rated late night fashion show in any German-speaking country--apart from Germany. Brüno’s mission? To become the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler. His strategy? To crisscross the globe in the hopes of finding fame and love.

Bruno on Tonight show with Conan O'Brien

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No laughing matter: Brüno re-sued for emotional damages

2009-07-13 03:00:36 GMT SINA.com At this rate, Brüno must think he's the one getting punk'd.

Bummed about Bruno? Austrians 'get ueber it'

2009-07-10 03:02:42 GMT SINA.com Austrians could be forgiven for bristling at "Bruno."

Review: Brüno kinda hilarious, kinda hard to watch

2009-07-10 02:52:59 GMT SINA.com Review in a Hurry: Sticking with the wildly successful Borat formula, Sacha Baron Cohen uses his guerilla tactics to "expose" the vanity and vacuity of Hollywood and the American South. His high-wire humor can be very funny, but here the groans often drown out the giggles.

Anxious about 'Bruno'

2009-07-09 12:17:07 GMT SINA.com If the funny folks at Universal Pictures are to be believed, at one time the working title for Sacha Baron Cohen’s forthcoming film “Bruno’’ was “Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt.’’ That working title - real or fake - was dropped, probably because it ended up giving away the plot of the film. It also shows why many gay activists are getting anxious as the film’s July 10 release date approaches. While the movie skewers the frivolity of the fashion world, its series of improbable vignettes appear to focus more on the lisping, lederhosen-wearing Bruno’s sexuality than his profession. (The film does not screen in Boston for critics until a few days before it opens.)