While restorations and re-issues are not included in indieWIRE’s weekly box office chart, the performance of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s “The Red Shoes” over the weekend deserves some consideration. The film grossed $17,520 on a single screen at New York’s Film Forum, giving it a first week total of $30,354.
“We are absolutely thrilled with our two-week presentation of the restored print of ‘The Red Shoes,'” Karen Cooper, director of the Film Forum, told indieWIRE. “Its first week gross was $30, 354 and its second week looks to be just as strong. The restoration of this glorious ballet classic is probably the best I’ve ever seen. Credit for the restoration goes to UCLA, Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, MGM and many others. We were particularly delighted that Maureen Dowd devoted an Op-Ed piece in The New York Times to the film and that Manohla Dargis, also in The Times, gave it the glowing critical appreciation it deserves.”
MGM, who owns the title, will be expanding ‘The Red Shoes’ to other cities over the next few weeks.