Fox Searchlight‘s Calvary handily topped the few other Specialty titles debuting this weekend, though results for the drama — about a priest facing vengeful death threats for the crimes of others — were by no means heavenly. The film starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd and directed by John Michael McDonagh grossed $72K in four theaters for an $18K PTA.
Higher-profile, limited-release holdovers — including Woody Allen‘s Magic In The Moonlight and Lionsgate/Roadside’s A Most Wanted Man — took diverging paths in their second weeks in theaters. Magic is showing that it has some legs, but it’s no Blue Jasmine 2 in terms of box office. Wanted, featuring one of the last performances by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in a thriller based on a John Le Carre’ novel, spied solid results in its second frame after doubling theaters.