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‘Freeheld’ Disappoints at the Box Office, But It’s Nothing Compared To The Epic Disaster That Was The Second Weekend of ‘Stonewall’

'Freeheld' Disappoints at the Box Office, But It's Nothing Compared To The Epic Disaster That Was The Second Weekend of 'Stonewall'

While our favorite Matt Damon ruled the box office with Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” two critically panned LGBT-interest films had a rough go at it in limited release.

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page’s presence couldn’t save “Freeheld” from its bad reviews. In 5 theaters, the film took in just $40,000 — or $8,000 per theater. Typically, indie films with that kind of star power at least manage averages above $15,000.

That said, compared to “Stonewall,” “Freeheld” might as well be “The Martian.” In its second weekend, Roland Emmerich’s universally despised take on the Stonewall riots dropped of a whopping 83%, grossing just $18,700 from 46 theaters. Its per-theater-average? Just $407.  And after 10 days in theaters, the film has grossed only $173,294 — and at this point will struggle to top even the $200,000 mark. 

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