Here are some numbers for you from the art house circuit, courtesy of Deadline:
District Of Corruption (Rocky Mountain Pictures) NEW [3 Theaters] Weekend $22,123, Average $7,374
The Last Fall (Image Entertainment) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $6,130
The Loneliest Planet (Sundance Selects) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $20,400, Average $10,200
The Other Son (Cohen Media Group) NEW [41 Theaters] Weekend $125K, Average $3,048
Pusher (Radius-The Weinstein Company) NEW [14 Theaters] Weekend $5,040, Average $360, Cume $5,040
RETURNING / 2ND WEEKEND
Brooklyn Castle (Producers Distribution Agency) Week 2 [8 Theaters] Weekend $30,093, Average $3,762, Cume $53,965
The Flat (Sundance Selects) Week 2 [9 Theaters] Weekend $42,300, Average $4,700, Cume $75,600
Hating Breitbart (Rocky Mountain Pictures) Week 2 [4 Theaters] Weekend $9,365, Average $2,341, Cume $52,123
Holy Motors (Indomina) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $15,296, Average $7,648, Cume $56,208
The Sessions (Fox Searchlight) Week 2 [20 Theaters] Weekend $230K, Average $11,500, Cume $390K
“The Loneliest Planet” had the best debut of the weekend, with a $10,200 per screen average. It was well-received at festivals, winning at AFI last year, and has a good indie name cast member: Gael Garcia Bernal. It also played on VOD–when, or do they ever release numbers from those sales? Oh, I guess I should find that out. The movie will move out to fifteen more markets over the next two weeks. The worst debut of the week goes to “Pusher,” which earned a frightening $360 per screen at fourteen theaters. Boo, indeed.
“The Sessions” rode the wave of its tremendous reviews and awards buzz as it expanded to twenty theaters; it actually had the weekend’s best per screen average, with $11,500. Funny thing, when movies are good, people tend to come see them, no matter what the subject or lack of brand name. Now if only the studio execs could figure that out.
Next week! “The Details,” with Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks, which played in festivals last year, finally hits theaters this year. The teen romance “Jack and Diane,” with Juno Temple, also finally arrives. And then there’s “A Late Quartet.” Don’t confuse this with “Quartet,” Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, which stars prestigious British oldsters; this one stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and Christopher Walken. That’s a lot of prestigious, but not so much old (we’ll give a little of that to Walken). This looks like a movie that would go over well in areas where it will never play. (Sorry, Mom and Dad.) So we’ll see what happens there–