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Hit Or Miss: ‘Pride’ Debuts With Solid PSA, ‘Skeleton’ and ‘Hector’ Continue Expansions

Hit Or Miss: 'Pride' Debuts With Solid PSA, 'Skeleton' and 'Hector' Continue Expansions

You gotta hand it to those “Skeleton Twins”, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.  They’re carving out a nice little run for themselves.  The film expanded to 385 theatres this week and just missed the top ten, grossing $1.26 million for a per screen average of $3,278.   Relativity also expanded their Simon Pegg comedy/drama, “Hector and the Search For Happiness”, to mostly happy returns of $200,000 from 94 theatres and a PSA of $2,128.  

On the debut front, CBS may not exactly be exploding with “Pride” but they had a solid initial stanza for their Imelda Staunton/ Bill Nighy British Mine Workers tale, which took in $84,800 in six houses for a PSA of $14,100.  Goldwyn’s faith based title, “The Song”, struck a bit of a sour note, grossing only $600,000 in 340 theatres, Pantelion’s Latino flavored “Mas Negro Que La Noche” fared a bit better, nabbing $550,000 from only 178 theatres and IFC’s exclusive run on the Katie Holmes/ William Hurt drama, “Days and Nights” topped off at $6,700.

Among the holdovers, IFC continues its double barreled action as “Boyhood” took in another $279,000, bringing its overall cume to a nifty $23 million and “The Trip To Italy” accounted for $230,000, raising its overall total to $2.5 million.  Elsewhere, Sony Classics’ “Love is Strange” with Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, grossed another $200,000 this past weekend and a pair of Weinstein releases, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” and “Tracks”, continued to find rough sledding as neither could top the $100,000 mark this weekend.

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