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Specialty Box Office: 'Silver Linings' and 'Rust and Bone' Rebound As Market Cools Down

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 2, 2012 at 12:31PM

After two weekends of momentous studio box office that seemed to hinder anticipated limited debuts from the likes of The Weinstein Company's "Silver Linings Playbook," Sony Pictures Classics' "Rust and Bone," Focus Features' "Anna Karenina" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock," the studio numbers cooled and the resulting breathing room provided a nice boost to the noted indies, "Silver Linings" and "Rust and Bone" in particular.
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"Beware Of Mr. Baker"
SnagFilms "Beware Of Mr. Baker"
The Debuts:

1. Beware of Mr. Baker
Distributor: Snagfilms/Insurgent Media
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $12,505
Theaters: 1
Average: $12,505
Cumulative Total: $17,058

2. Hecho en Mexico
Distributor: Lionsgate/Pantelion
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $78,000
Theaters: 12
Average: $6,500
Cumulative Total: $78,000

3. Back To 1492
Distributor: China Lion Film
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $100,000
Theaters: 20
Average: $5,000
Cumulative Total: $100,000

4. Love Marilyn
Distributor: Submarine Deluxe
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross: $4,000
Theaters: 1
Average: $4,000
Cumulative Total: $4,000


'Anna Karenina'
'Anna Karenina'
The Holdovers:
 

1. Rust and Bone
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $25,823
Theaters: 2 (even from last week)
Average: $12,912
Cumulative Total: $53,233

2. Silver Linings Playbook
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $3,341,000
Theaters: 371 (up from 367)
Average: $9,005
Cumulative Total: $10,990,981

3. Hitchcock
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $405,537
Theaters: 50 (up from 17)
Average: $8,111  
Cumulative Total: $784,419

4. The Central Park Five
Distributor: Sundance Selects
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $30,000
Theaters: 5
Average: $6,000
Cumulative Total: $60,000

5. Anna Karenina
Distributor: Focus Features
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross: $2,229,678
Theaters: 384 (up from 66)
Average: $5,806
Cumulative Total: $4,083,569

6. Chasing Ice
Distributor: Submarine Deluxe
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross: $94,262
Theaters: 30 (up from 17)
Average: $3,142
Cumulative Total: $348,946

7. The House I Live In
Distributor: Abramorama
Weeks in Release: 9
Gross: $1,913
Theaters: 1 (even with last week)
Average: $1,913
Cumulative Total: $168,962

8. The Sessions
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 7
Gross: $328,000
Theaters: 226 (down from 515)
Average: $1,451
Cumulative Total: $4,576,866

9. Holy Motors
Distributor: Indomina
Weeks in Release: 7
Gross:  $35,834
Theaters: 25 (up from 21)
Average: $1,433
Cumulative Total: $333,925

10. The Other Son
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $59,059
Theaters: 42 (up from 35)
Average: $1,406
Cumulative Total: $880,509

11. A Late Quartet
Distributor: EOne/RKO
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $86,497
Theaters: 74 (down from 88)
Average: $1,169
Cumulative Total: $870,651

12. Brooklyn Castle
Distributor: Producers Distribution Agency
Weeks in Release: 7
Gross:  $4,323
Theaters: 4 (down from 8)
Average: $1,081
Cumulative Total: $174,163

13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Distributor: Summit
Weeks in Release: 11
Gross:  $200,000
Theaters: 189 (down from 242)
Average: $1,057
Cumulative Total: $16,628,559

14. The Imposter
Distributor: Indomina
Weeks in Release: 21
Gross:  $2,070
Theaters: 2 (down from 5)
Average: $1,035
Cumulative Total: $898,259

15. Samsara
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 15
Gross:  $25,000
Theaters: 25 (up from 22)
Average: $1,000
Cumulative Total: $2,525,220

16. Wuthering Heights
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 9
Gross:  $10,000
Theaters: 10 (up from 6)
Average: $1,000
Cumulative Total: $97,953

17. Searching For Sugar Man
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 19
Gross:  $47,902
Theaters: 53 (up from 43)
Average: $904
Cumulative Total: $2,837,519

18. 28 Hotel Rooms
Distributor: Oscilloscope
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $1,100
Theaters: 3 (even with last week)
Average: $367
Cumulative Total: $16,043

This article is related to: Box Office, Silver Linings Playbook, Rust and Bone