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.
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). Beginning today, I’ll post a separate wrapup for limited releases:
Focus Features released its Julianne Moore/Annette Bening/Mark Ruffalo starring dramedy The Kids Are All Right to the highest per screen average so far this year, $72,127 for 7 theaters (3 in NYC, and 1 location each in LA, SF, Chicago and Toronto), ahead of Ghost Writer and Cyrus. It made $143K ($20,483 per screen average) Friday, and $199K ($28,563 per screen average) Saturday for an estimated opening weekend gross of $504K. Focus said Kids’ +39% increase from Friday to Saturday was driven not only by sell-out prime evening shows, but also by matinees which were also sold out in most markets. The venues were a mix of both smart house and commercial theaters, so these numbers bode well for Kids‘ expansion set for 11 new markets next weekend broadening to 34 engagements.
Music Box Films capitalized on the $100+M big screen success of Stieg Larsson’s worldwide bestselling novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by releasing the 2nd in his crime thriller series, The Girl Who Played With Fire in the U.S. and Canada this weekend. Playing in 110 locations, it made $965K this weekend, finishing in the 11th spot of all movies this weekend, for a per screen average of $8,777. I hear all screenings sold out in LA. Music Box … Read More »