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Specialty Box Office: 'Hitchcock' and 'Silver Linings' Underperform Against Mammoth Studio Competition

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 25, 2012 at 12:19PM

In what was overall the biggest Thanksgiving weekend ever, the two specialty films with the greatest expectations underperformed against an unusually high quality batch of studio films.
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"The Central Park Five"
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'
'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
 

This article is related to: Box Office, Hitchcock, Silver Linings Playbook, Rust and Bone, The Central Park Five





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