Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting opened to solid numbers in its initial run of five theaters this weekend. The Sony release grossed $180K, coming in behind weekend juggernaut Beauty And the Beast in terms of per theater average. Broad Green Pictures opened Terrence Malick’s latest Song To Song in several locations, taking in just under $54K, while Music Box bowed French filmmaker Franćois Ozon’s Frantz in two theaters, grossing $18.5K. CBS Films jumped The Sense Of an Ending by 278 runs in its second weekend, fetching $475K. IFC Films added 31 runs for Kristen Stewart starrer Personal Shopper in its second frame taking in over $158K, while Focus World added seven for thriller Raw’s second weekend, grossing almost $43K. And TWC’s Lion crossed $50M, even outgrossing La La Land and Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight over the weekend.
Twenty-one years after Trainspotting, Boyle opened his follow-up to the Scottish crime-feature this weekend to a very solid start. Sony/Tri-Star’s T2 grossed $180K in five theaters over the weekend, for a $36K per theater average. The PTA winner this weekend, of course, was Disney’s Beauty And the Beast, with an average of over $40K for 4,210 locations.
The original Trainspotting, released by Miramax in July 1996, took in over $262K in eight locations in its debut weekend, averaging $32,834. The film went on to cume $16.49M domestically. In Berlin, where T2 had its international premiere, actor Jonny Lee Miller played down the cultural impact the latest version may have: “The first one was a magical mix of good writing and had a zeitgeist affecting people at the right time. There’s no way you can create that lightning in a bottle again. It’s not a sequel. It’s a post mortem if you like.” T2 will head into wide release in the coming weeks.
Broad Green Pictures opened Terrence Malick’s latest, Song To Song, starring Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman, this weekend, one week after its World Premiere opening the SXSW Film Festival. The feature grossed just under $54K in four theaters, averaging $13,486. Song To Song’s start slightly trails Malick’s 2016 film Knight of Cups, also a Broad Green release, which grossed over $60K in its first weekend last March in four locations, averaging $15,138. The feature went on to cume $566K. Malick’s most recent high box office earner was Searchlight’s The Tree of Life (2011), which cumed over $13.3M. His 1998 feature The Thin Red Line remains his biggest box office hit at $36.4M. Song To Song will head to about 100 theaters next weekend.
Music Box Films bowed French filmmaker François Ozon’s Frantz in two locations Friday. The feature grossed over $18K, averaging $9,250. Ozon’s previous film, The New Girlfriend from Cohen Media Group, grossed nearly $147K at the box office after opening in America in early fall 2015. Music Box released his 2011 feature, Potiche, with Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu, taking in over $1.6M.
“It’s moving, smart, classical with a profound sense of history,” commented Music Box’s Ed Arentz earlier this week. “The core [for this film] is the traditional older arthouse audience that are reachable through favorable reviews, advance screenings and print, online and social media advertising.”
Frantz will head next week to L.A. and the Bay Area followed by an additional eight top markets and expansion in the New York metropolitan area. It will head to the top 50 markets to approximately 100 locations later this spring.
CBS Films’ The Sense Of an Ending with Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter and Emily Mortimer played an additional 278 runs in its second weekend. In a total of 282 theaters, the feature grossed $475K, averaging $1,684. In its debut last weekend, the film grossed $42K, averaging $10,500 in four theaters. The distributor said Sunday that the title had an 80% jump Friday to Saturday, taking in $225K for the day. Its ten-day come is $528K.
IFC Films’ Personal Shopper starring Kristen Stewart expanded to the top ten markets also in its second weekend. In a total of 35 theaters, the feature, directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, took in over $158K, averaging $4,529. Personal Shopper opened in four locations last week, grossing over $92K, averaging $23,129. Its two-week come is now at just under $270K.
FIP added four runs for Indian film Badrinath Ki Dulhania in week 2. It grossed $180K, averaging $420 and a two-week come of over $1.58M. The title opened in 152 locations last week, taking in $850K ($5,592 average).
Focus World took thriller Raw to an additional 7 locations in its second frame, grossing $42,860 ($4,762 average) giving it a cume of just over $78K.
The Orchard added 13 locations for Donald Cried in its third weekend. In a total of 17 theaters, the feature grossed just under $13K, averaging $760. Last weekend it grossed $4,809 from four runs, averaging $1,202. Its three-week cume is $31,536.
The Last Word from Bleecker Street played an additional 69 theaters in its third weekend, taking in over $191K, averaging just over $2K in 94 locations. Last weekend, the title grossed $74,683 ($2,987 average) in 25 theaters. The Last Word has cumed $345,588.
Oscilloscope’s surprise success Kedi has now topped $1.4M in its sixth weekend. The Turkish cat doc grossed $275K in 120 theaters Friday to Sunday, averaging a solid $2,292. Kedi grossed over $322K last weekend in 114 theaters ($2,829 average).
Lionsgate’s Oscar and box office tour de force La La Land landed back into limited runs in its 15th weekend of release. In 585 theaters it grossed $530K, averaging $906. The title, which won Best Director for Damien Chazelle, will most assuredly top $150M in the coming week.
Best Picture nominee Manchester By the Sea from Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions seems to be winding down its theatrical run after a lengthy 18 weeks in theaters, though it may still get some big screen gross before it’s all said and done. The feature grossed $24,300 in 47 theaters over the weekend, averaging $517, bringing its cume to over $47.6M.
TWC’s Lion, meanwhile, topped $50M. For more information, go to Deadline’s breakout story from this morning.
And Best Picture winner Moonlight grossed $270,740 in 280 theaters in its 22nd weekend in release bringing its cume to over $27.52M. The feature by Barry Jenkins and released by A24 averaged $967.
Frantz (Music Box Films) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $18,500, Average $9,250, Cume $34,723
Song To Song (Broad Green Pictures) NEW [4 Theaters] Weekend $53,945, Average $13,486
T2 Trainspotting (Sony/Tri-Star) NEW [5 Theaters] Weekend $180,000, Average $36,000
Badrinath Ki Dulhania (FIP) Week 2 [156 Theaters] Weekend $180,000, Average $420, Cume $1,586,500
Personal Shopper (IFC Films) Week 2 [35 Theaters] Weekend $158,515, Average $4,529, Cume $269,920
Raw (Focus World) Week 2 [9 Theaters] Weekend $42,860, Average $4,762, Cume $78,022
The Sense Of an Ending (CBS Films) Week 2 [282 Theaters] Weekend $475,000, Average $1,684, Cume $528,000
HOLDOVERS / THIRD+ WEEKENDS
Donald Cried (The Orchard) Week 3 [17 Theaters] Weekend $12,926, Average $760, Cume $31,536
The Last Word (Bleecker Street) Week 3 [94 Theaters] Weekend $191,294, Average $2,035, Cume $345,588
Table 19 (Fox Searchlight) Week 3 [202 Theaters] Weekend $130,000, Average $644, Cume $3,505,200
Tim Timmerman: Hope of America (Purdie Distribution) Week 3 [7 Theaters] Weekend $2,871, Average $410, Cume $84,123
The Women’s Balcony (Menemsha Films) NEW [12 Theaters] Weekend $42,304, Average $3,527, Cume $ $141,827
Bitter Harvest (Roadside Attractions) Week 4 [21 Theaters] Weekend $17,870, Average $850, Cume $545,483
My Life As A Zucchini (GKIDS) Week 4 [38 Theaters] Weekend $27,234, Average $717, Cume $229,498
Everybody Loves Somebody (Pantelion/Lionsgate) Week 5 [35 Theaters] Weekend $12,900, Average $369, Cume $1,902,622
2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films (ShortsHD/Magnolia Pictures) Week 6 [ Theaters] Weekend $, Average $, Cume $
A United Kingdom (Fox Searchlight) Week 6 [257 Theaters] Weekend $420,000 Average $2,692, Cume$3,178,300.
Kedi (Oscilloscope) Week 6 [120 Theaters] Weekend $275,000, Average $2,292, Cume $1,408,450
Land Of Mine (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 6 [38 Theaters] Weekend $41,814, Average $1,100, Cume $245,755
Chapter & Verse (Paladin) Week 7 [1 Theater] Weekend $2,277, Cume $84,147
The Salesman (Cohen Media Group) Week 8 [72 Theaters] Weekend $105,593, Average $1,467, Cume $2,216,318
The Founder (The Weinstein Company) Week 9 [102 Theaters] Weekend $46,000, Average $451, Cume $12,650,304
The Red Turtle (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 9 [22 Theaters] Weekend $13,472, Average $612, Cume $787,712
Paterson (Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street) Week 12 [39 Theaters] Weekend $41,357, Average $1,060, Cume $1,974,211
Toni Erdmann (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 12 [21 Theaters] Weekend $18,369, Average $875, Cume $1,390,172
Neruda (The Orchard) Week 14 [20 Theaters] Weekend $22,741, Average $1,137, Cume $837,645
La La Land (Lionsgate) Week 15 [585 Theaters] Weekend $530,000, Average $906, Cume $149,764,184
Lion (The Weinstein Company) Week 17 [621 Theaters], Weekend $784,000, Average $1,262, Cume $50,050,614
Manchester By The Sea (Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions) Week 18 [47 Theaters] Weekend $24,300, Average $517, Cume $47,617,139
Moonlight (A24) Week 22 [280 Theaters] Weekend $270,740, Average $967, Cume $27,523,213