SUNDAY AM: Since my weekend box office report puts all its emphasis on the big moneymakers, I want to give smaller movies some love (or hate). Here’s a separate wrapup for limited releases:
Fox Searchlight’s Cyrus finished in the 11th spot this weekend. After 5 weeks in release its per screen average fell to $2,465 with a weekend total of $1.075M from 446 locations and a new cume of $5.06M.
In 12th place, Focus Features’ The Kids Are All Right continues strong its 2nd week in release. Playing in just 38 locations, its per screen average is a big $27,285. Its weekend total was $1.025M with a 52% increase from Friday to Satuday indicating strong word-of-mouth. Its new cume is $1.77M.
Rocky Mountain Pictures’ Standing Ovation opened this weekend in 623 locations, making $159K on Friday, $106K on Saturday, for a $361K debut weekend. But its per screen average was only $560.
Also opening was Oscilloscope Pictures’ Kisses in 2 theaters for a $13.9K weekend and $6,950 per screen average.
Opening in one venue, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno from Flicker Alley made $3.8K for the weekend.
The Girl Who Played With Fire from Music Box Films is still capitalizing on the $100+M big screen success of Stieg Larsson’s worldwide bestselling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. This 2nd in his crime thriller series expanded into 141 dates and made $640K this weekend for a per screen average of $4,540.For more estimates listed by title, see box office results here...
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