'March of the Penguins' a Box Office Surprise

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4982232/4982252" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript
Two adult penguins shelter two chicks in a scene from 'March of the Penguins.'

Two adults and two chicks in a scene from Luc Jacquet's film. Jérôme Maison/Bonne Pioche Productions / Alliance De Production Cinématographique hide caption

itoggle caption Jérôme Maison/Bonne Pioche Productions / Alliance De Production Cinématographique

Penguins in Motion

March of the Penguins is — by far — the surprise hit movie of the year. The film about the Emperor Penguins' extraordinary breeding cycle is now the second-highest-grossing documentary ever, just behind Fahrenheit 9/11. It's also the highest grossing French film ever released in the United States.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.