Specialty Box Office: Oscar Nominees ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Expand; Newcomers Open Flat

The Oscar nominations worked their magic with titles landing major nominations mostly reaping small box office rewards in the first three days of the Martin Luther King weekend, while newcomers were mostly flat. 12 Years A SlaveSteve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave received nine nominations Thursday morning and Fox Searchlight capitalized on the film’s strong showing with the Academy. The film, starring Oscar nominee Chiwetel, added 647 theaters and grossed $1.515M in 761 theaters, averaging a decent $1,991. Last weekend, the film grossed $267K, averaging $2,342. It has a total cume of over $40.6M. Dallas Buyers Club won big at last night’s SAG Awards and also scooped up six Oscar nominations, including Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto. Focus added 294 runs for the film to gross around $917K for a $2,189 per screen average. Dallas‘ PSA is actually an uptick from last weekend’s $1,936 average in 125 theaters. It has cumed $17.972M to date. TWC added 1,146 runs for August: Osage County, holding solid with a nearly $7.6M gross in its fourth week. The film, which received actor nods for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, averaged $3,702 in 2,051 theaters and has cumed over $18.18M. (more…)

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