As the Toronto Film Festival acquisitions market gets cracking, I find it helpful to see how some of last year’s titles fared at the box office. It’s an instructive way to keep things in perspective. Titles below reflect theatrical grosses, but remember, multi-platform business is not reflected and in some cases has turned films into profitable winners.

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Toronto Film Festival 2012 Acquisitions at the Domestic B.O.

Title (distributor) Domestic B.O. (in millions
except where noted)
The Place Beyond the Pines (Focus Features) $21.4
Spring Breakers (A24) $14.1
Much Ado About Nothing (Roadside Attractions) $4.27
Frances Ha (IFC) $4.05
Emperor (Roadside Attractions) $3.35
Stories We Tell (Roadside Attractions) $1.59
Girl Most Likely (Roadside Attractions) $1.38
The Lords of Salem (Anchor Bay) $1.17
What Maisie Knew (Millennium Ent.) $1.07
Still Mine (Samuel Goldwyn) $587K
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (IFC) $529K
Arthur Newman (Cinedigm) $208K
No Place on Earth (Magnolia) $200K
John Dies at the End (Magnolia) $142K
Byzantium (IFC) $85K
Something in the Air (IFC) $73K
Aftershock (Radius / Weinstein) $59K
Dangerous Liaisons (Well Go USA) $54K
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (Tribeca Film) $50K
The We and the I (Paladin / 108 Media) $42K
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (Tribeca Film) $39K
Paradise: Love (Strand) $24K
Night Across the Street (The Cinema Guild) $17K
In the Fog (Strand) $12K
White Elephant (Strand) $9K
The Brass Teapot (Magnolia) $7K
Love, Marilyn (Submarine Deluxe) $7K
Inescapable (IFC) $4K
Come Out and Play (Cinedigm) $3K