The New Year has yet to make its mark on the Specialty Box Office, though 2013 titles continue to show traction in January. CBS Films jumped Inside Llewyn Davis from 156 runs to 729 in the run-up to tonight’s Golden Globes, where the film is vying for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actor for Oscar Isaac as well as other categories. It grossed $1.876M, averaging $2,573, placing its 6 week cume mostly in limited release at $9,309,126. CBS Films took out a two-page spread this week in the New York Times naming several hundred critics, writers and bloggers who tagged the film as one of their year-end favorites and it has been active generally in touting the Cannes Grand Prix winner this Awards Season. How it will drive audiences as it continues to move into an expansive release is the question mark. CBS Films did note Sunday when reporting the film’s numbers that Llewyn Davis‘ cume has already surpassed the lifetime gross of the Coens’ previous non-studio feature, A Serious Man, which cumed $9,228,768 domestically. Inside Llewyn Davis‘ 9 week cume stands at $9,309,126. Paramount also added theaters for Alexander Payne’s Awards contender Nebraska, moving the film into an additional 281 locations in its 9th weekend in release. It grossed $820K, averaging $1,574. Last week, it averaged $2,792 in 240 theaters. Also up for a Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Director prizes tonight at the Globes, Nebraska has cumed $8.15M.
Newcomers joined the fray with a low profile. Kino Lorber opened Berlinale Best Debut Film winner The Rocket, reporting a single location, grossing $7K in New York. The distributor noted Sunday: “While not stratospheric, the film showed a strong word of mouth bump, doubling its gross from Fri to Sat night, consistent with its performance in other territories. It opens Landmark’s showcase Nuart in LA next Friday and will expand to numerous other markets in the coming weeks.” Other new releases were more tepid. DIY release Loves Her Gun opened in one location, grossing $1,500, while IFC Midnight’s thriller Raze had two runs, grossing $4K. It will add additional theaters into next month, while Loves Her Gun will open in L.A. and Austin in the coming weeks.
Janus Films’ Best Foreign Language Oscar shortlisted The Great Beauty crossed the $1M threshold in the U.S. this week. The film is up for a Best Foreign Language nod tonight: “This is a major milestone for any foreign language film and only a handful reach this level in any given year,” said Peter Becker, a partner in distributor Janus Films and president of The Criterion Collection. “Now it is the first foreign film of the year to cross one million. We’re very proud that The Great Beauty continues to wow audiences across the country. Since we opened in mid-November, the film has shown real staying power in all the major markets. It’s a genuine word-of-mouth hit in addition to being one of the most acclaimed films of the year.”
Loves Her Gun (Self Distributed) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $1,500
Raze (IFC Midnight) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $4K, Average $2K
The Rocket (Kino Lorber) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $7K
Holdovers / 3RD+ Weekends
August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company) Week 3 [905 Theaters] Weekend $7,315,000, Average $8,083, Cume $7,860,385
Dhoom 3 (Yash Raj Films) Week 3 [138 Theaters] Weekend $396,573, Average $2,874, Cume $7,932,711
The Invisible Woman (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 3 [9 Theaters] Weekend $48,160, Average $5,351, Cume $174,284
The Past (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 4 [17 Theaters] Weekend $86,613, Average $5,095, Cume $257,065
Personal Tailor (China Lion) Week 4 [4 Theaters] Weekend $9,500, Average $2,375, Cume $369,160
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films) Week 6 [729 Theaters] Weekend $1.876M, Average $2,573, Cume $9,309,126
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (The Weinstein Company) Week 7 [363 Theaters] Weekend $265K, Average $730, Cume $7,750,203
Philomena (The Weinstein Company) Week 8 [607 Theaters] Weekend $1,360,000, Average $2,241, Cume $21,916,028
The Great Beauty (Janus Films) Week 9 [38 Theaters] Weekend $71,950, Average $1,893, Cume $1,080,192
Nebraska (Paramount Vantage) Week 9 [521 Theaters] Weekend $820K, Average $1,574, Cume $8.15M
The Book Thief (20th Century Fox) Week 10 [303 Theaters] Weekend $400K, Average $1,320, Cume $19,749,734
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) Week 11 [125 Theaters] Weekend $242K, Average $1,936, Cume $16,684,083
All Is Lost (Roadside/Lionsgate) Week 13 [63 Theaters] Weekend $36,575, Average $581, Cume $6,108,100
12 Years A Slave (Fox Searchlight) Week 13 [114 Theaters] Weekend $267K , Average $2,342, Cume $38,900,775
Inequality For All (RADiUS-TWC) Week 16 [1 Theater] Weekend $500, Cume $1,194,454
20 Feet From Stardom (RADiUS-TWC) Week 31 [8 Theaters] Weekend $3,326, Average $415, Cume $4,831,668
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