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Grand Budapest Hotel breaks record

Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel has broken the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time.

The film - which stars Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton - opened at four cinemas in New York and LA on March 7, and averaged more than 200,000 dollars (£120,000) per cinema, reported Variety.

It means the movie is filmmaker Wes's most successful opening to date.

Fox Searchlight will expand the film by 65 to 75 theatres this week.

The huge sum from so few cinemas meant the film swiped the record from previous holder The Master, which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starred the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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