Art House Box Office: “Linings,” “Rust,” “Hitchcock” Hold On

By Kirsten Anderson Box Office

I've never really warmed up to this poster.

Here are some results from the indie circuit:

NEW

Back To 1942 (China Lion) NEW [20 Theaters] Weekend $100K, Average $5,000

Beware Of Mr. Baker (Independent) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $12,505, Cume $17,058

Ex-Girlfriends (Independent/Film Buff) [1 Theater] Weekend $2,500

Hecho En Mexico (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate) [12 Theaters] Weekend  $78,000, Average $6,500

Love, Marilyn (Submarine Deluxe) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $4K

RETURNING / 2ND WEEKEND

The Central Park Five (IFC Films) Week 2 [5 Theaters] Weekend $30K, Average $6K, Cume $60K

Hitchcock (Fox Searchlight) Week 2 [50 Theaters] Weekend $405,537, Average $8,111, Cume $784,419

Rust And Bone (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $25,823, Average $12,912, Cume $53,233

HOLDOVERS / 3RD+ WEEKENDS

Anna Karenina (Focus Features) Week 3 [384 Theaters] Weekend $2,229,678, Average $5,806, Cume $4,083,569

Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) Week 3 [371 Theaters] Weekend $3,341,000, Average$9,005, Cume $10,990,981

28 Hotel Rooms (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Week 4 [3 Theater] Weekend $1,100, Average $367, Cume $16,043

Chasing Ice (Submarine Deluxe) Week 4 [30 Theaters] Weekend $94,262, Average $3,142, Cume $348,936

A Late Quartet (Entertainment One) Week 5 [74 Theaters] Weekend $86,497, Average $1,169, Cume $871,651

The Other Son (Cohen Media Group) Week 6 [42 Theaters] Weekend $59,059, Average $1,406, Cume $880.509

[Thanks to Deadline for the numbers]

Sorry for all the info above, but sometimes you need that to get the picture with the indies. The new films this week didn’t really make an impression, other than the well-reviewed “Beware of Mr. Baker” (“Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning” didn’t report any numbers). The main story is that the holdovers showed some strength after getting utterly overwhelmed last week against the huge multiplex box office. “Silver Linings Playbook” had a solid per screen average as it expanded a little (four more theaters). “Rust and Bone” stayed in just two theaters but just about maintained its per screen average from its debut last week.  Meanwhile, “Hitchcock,” which probably was hurt the most last weekend, added thirty-three theaters for a decent $8K average. Nothing to get excited about but it looks good in an expansion.

So what about next week? We have “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” with Felicity Jones in one theater. “Lay the Favorite,” which debuted poorly at Sundance last year will open in 40 locations. The biggest opening (in terms of awards potential, not screens) is “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” with Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt. That will play in four theaters. It’s an awards hopeful, but to be honest, reviews have been good rather than great, and competition in the Best Actor category is just too tough this year for Murray to break through. Let’s see if he does with audiences instead.

 

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