The documentary “Hannah Arendt,” about the political scholar and author, had an impressive showing at one theater, where it took in $31,000 for the weekend. It has earned $45,502 since it opened last Wednesday.
“The East,” a politically oriented thriller had a per screen average of $18,907 for a total of $75,628 from four theaters. The coming of age comedy/drama “The Kings of Summer,” averaged $14,500 for a total of $58,000 at four theaters.
The sad sack story for the weekend is something called “Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan,” which earned $770 total from one theater. Oops.
Last week’s champ, “Before Sunrise,” stayed at just four theaters, and averaged $13,888. They’re expanding next week. “Frances Ha” expanded to 133 theaters in its third week, averaging $4,154 for a total of $552,182.
Next week! We have Joss Whedon’s version of “Much Ado About Nothing,” which will either help a bunch of Whedonites discover Shakespeare, or make a large number of fanboys run out of the theater back home to watch “Firefly” again. There’s also “Violet & Daisy” with Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel, which I think was filmed at least two, maybe three years ago. We also have “As Cool As I Am” with James Marsden and Claire Danes, and something called “Syrup,” with Brittany Snow and Amber Heard. I could look it up and find out what that’s about, but it’s much more fun to imagine that it’s a satire focused on the bitter rivalry between two small town queen bees vying to be named “Miss Maple” at the annual Founder’s Day parade.