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by Peter Knegt
November 25, 2012 12:19 PM
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Specialty Box Office: 'Hitchcock' and 'Silver Linings' Underperform Against Mammoth Studio Competition


"The Central Park Five" The Central Park Five
The Debuts:


1. Hitchcock
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $300,799
Theaters: 17
Average: $17,694   
Cumulative Total: $300,799

2. Rust and Bone
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $30,196
Theaters: 2
Average: $15,098
Cumulative Total: $30,196

3. The Central Park Five
Distributor: Sundance Selects
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $33,900
Theaters: 3
Average: $11,300
Cumulative Total: $33,900

4. Tristana
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $4,500
Theaters: 2
Average: $2,250
Cumulative Total: $4,500

'Anna Karenina'
The Holdovers:

1. Anna Karenina
Distributor: Focus Features
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $831,732
Theaters: 66
Average: $12,602
Cumulative Total: $1,464,977

2. Silver Linings Playbook
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $4,623,000
Theaters: 367
Average: $12,597
Cumulative Total: $6,450,643

3. The Comedy
Distributor: Tribeca Film
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross: $8,100
Theaters: 3
Average: $2,700
Cumulative Total: $29,294

4. The Other Son
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $77,700
Theaters: 35
Average: $2,220
Cumulative Total: $795,388

5. Searching For Sugar Man
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 18
Gross:  $74,629
Theaters: 43
Average: $1,736
Cumulative Total: $2,780,389

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Distributor: Summit
Weeks in Release: 10
Gross:  $386,100
Theaters: 242
Average: $1,595
Cumulative Total: $16,318,143

7. The Sessions
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross: $700,000
Theaters: 515
Average: $1,359
Cumulative Total: $3,906,333

8. Samsara
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 14
Gross:  $22,000
Theaters: 22
Average: $1,000
Cumulative Total: $2,488,927

9. 28 Hotel Rooms
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $1,600
Theaters: 3
Average: $533
Cumulative Total: $14,119

10. Wuthering Heights
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 8
Gross:  $2,500
Theaters: 6
Average: $417
Cumulative Total: $87,830
 

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5 Comments

  • DE | November 26, 2012 10:00 AMReply

    How did A Late Quartet do?

  • Pat | November 25, 2012 2:33 PMReply

    No way can Silver Linings' grosses be seen as under-performance. Based on what?

    It will end with 15K-16K a screen for the 5-day, which on 360+ screens is a huge success!

    Please check yourself before you post these nonsensical stories!

  • Peter Knegt | November 25, 2012 7:38 PM

    The numbers are by no means bad, but they are not a huge success either. They are simply not line with (rather great) expectations surrounding the film, though admittedly box office analysis can be a somewhat subjective task. And this report is cautiously optimistic... I think the Weinsteins are playing it very smart with the roll out of this film and that the coming weekends could see it truly develop into an over-performer. But for now, it has not and thats in large part due to the incredible competition it has.

  • MDL | November 25, 2012 2:05 PMReply

    >The fact that "Lincoln" (which has been managing astoundingly impressive numbers considering its content....<

    Are you serious? You mean because the subject is about the passing of an amendment that freed slaves? Might want to consider rewording that sentence. I would say the film has a very authentic, word heavy script that might be difficult for some to follow. Hence big box office numbers might not be expected but it is Spielberg and it stars Daniel Day Lewis - two names that spell box office success.

  • Peter Knegt | November 25, 2012 7:35 PM

    Because the content is a word heavy biopic about a President, up against a November slate that includes Twilight and James Bond. For it to see the weekend to weekend growth it saw this weekend (much higher than Twilight or Bond) is indeed astonishing. Spielberg and Day-Lewis are big names, but not necessarily in terms of box office success. By next weekend the film will -- after just 3 weeks of wide release - become the highest grossing DDL film ever (he's never had a $100 million grosser). It will also soon become only the second of Spielberg's historical dramas to gross $100 million (after "Private Ryan").