Gloria was dissed by Oscar, but she scored on the box office rebound. Chile’s entry for Foreign Language Oscar consideration opened in three theaters to a solid debut, grossing $58,775 for a $19,445 average.
Still, Oscar nominee The Great Beauty opened with a $23,442 average though that was in one theater (its 11 week cume is over $11.45M). Gloria trumped over Belgian nominee Broken Circle Breakdown, which opened with $7,100 also in a single location. Denmark’s The Hunt bowed in 4 runs, averaging $10,761 Stateside and the others have yet to show their pizzazz.
Cannes Un Certain Regard Director’s prize winner Stranger By The Lake opened at Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center in New York with a good debut. Set on a beach (and the nearby woods) lakeside in rural France, the sexually upfront feature grossed $26,741 for a $13,370 average. It will next head to San Francisco, Seattle and Miami. And Visitors opened in one run. The Cinedigm release grossed $10,742.
Roadside also opened Gimme Shelter in a fairly large 385 theaters, continuing its strategy of skirting the traditional platform release when it has a title with named talent. High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens stars as a pregnant teen who runs away from her abusive addict mother (Rosario Dawson) to find her Wall Streeter dad (Brendan Fraser). The film grossed almost $721K for a $1,872 average. “The film went up a promising 23% from Friday to Saturday and we are finding terrific word of mouth for the film,” noted Roadside chief Howard Cohen Sunday. “We expect the audiences we are targeting to discover the film over the next few weeks.”
Multiple Oscar nominee 12 Years A Slave extended its post-nomination expansion a second week, adding 470 theaters from the previous week. The Fox Searchlight release grossed over $2.01M for a $1,637 average in 1,231 runs. Noted Searchlight’s SVP of Distribution Frank Rodriguez Sunday: “We are happy that audiences nationwide are again discovering 12 Years A Slave as we have re-launched the film into theaters across North America. This triumphant true story has been able to draw moviegoers in a variety of venues including art houses, mainstream multiplexes as well as small towns and suburban malls.”
Focus added even more runs for Dallas Buyers Club after three and a half months in release. It grossed $2.045M in 1,110 runs for a $1,842 average. The Matthew McConaughey starrer averaged $2,189 last weekend in 419 theaters. Focus said Sunday that top grossing markets included L.A., NY, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas.
And fellow nominee Nebraska followed suit taking advantage of its Oscar prowess. The Paramount Vantage release played 968 theaters, up from 408 last week. It grossed $1.435M, averaging $1,482. Its 11 week cume is over $11.6M.
Gimme Shelter (Roadside Attractions) NEW [385 Theaters] Weekend $720,950, Average $1,872
Gloria (Roadside Attractions) NEW [3 Theaters] Weekend $58,775, Average $19,445
Stranger By The Lake (Strand Releasing) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $26,741, Average $13,370
Visitors (Cinedigm) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $10,742
Returning / 2nd Weekend
American Mustang (3D) (Vitagraph Films with Just Media) Week 2 [1 Theater] Weekend $4,400, Cume $13,068
Holdovers / 3RD+ Weekends
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons In Life With Saul Leiter (mTuckman Media) Week 4 [ Theater] Weekend $
August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company) Week 5 [2,411 Theaters] Weekend $5,041,000, Average $2,091, Cume $26.5M
The Invisible Woman (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 5 [153 Theaters] Weekend $277,545, Average $1,814, Cume $601,963
The Past (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 6 [33 Theaters] Weekend $110,957, Average $3,362, Cume $533,738
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films) Week 8 [289 Theaters] Weekend $504K, Average $1,744, Cume $11,993,347
Philomena (The Weinstein Company) Week 10 [505 Theaters] Weekend $1,031,000, Average $2,042, Cume $25.8M
The Great Beauty (Janus Films) Week 11 [51 Theaters] Weekend $108,893, Average $2,153, Cume $1,455,909
Nebraska (Paramount Vantage) Week 11 [968 Theaters] Weekend $1,435,000, Average $1,482, Cume $11.6M
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) Week 13 [1,110 Theaters] Weekend $2M, Average $1,842, Cume $20.3M
12 Years A Slave (Fox Searchlight) Week 15 [1,231 Theaters] Weekend $1.9M, Average $1,637, Cume $43.5M
Inequality For All (RADiUS-TWC) Week 18 [9 Theaters] Weekend $2,411, Average $268, Cume $1,197,621
Cutie And The Boxer (RADiUS-TWC) Week 23 [3 Theaters] Weekend $270, Average $90, Cume $190,900
Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 27 [36 Theaters] Weekend $33,016, Average $917, Cume $33,202,452
20 Feet From Stardom (RADiUS-TWC) Week 33 [4 Theaters] Weekend $1,984, Average $496, Cume $4,834,629