The Perks of Being a Wallflower impresses with $344,000 from 4 theaters - a huge $61,00 average.
This weekend Relativity Media's House at the End of the Street horror starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue, shared first place with Open Road Films' End of Watch with $13 million apiece, as far as estimates go. If you compare daily breakdowns from Friday to Sunday's potential gross, End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, should end up on top come Monday actual figures.
Weekend Day-By-Day Breakdown for End of Watch:
- Friday: $4.60 million.
- Saturday: $5.10 million.
- Sunday: $3.30 million.
Weekend Day-By-Day Breakdown for House at the End of the Street:
- Friday: $4.64 million.
- Saturday: $5.38 million.
- Sunday: $2.98 million.
House at the End of the Street had 350 more venues than End of Watch's 2,739 to capitalize from, averaging $4,217 while End of Watch averaged $4,762 per theater.
In third, Warner Bros. Pictures baseball-driven drama Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, was close behind the top two films, earning $12.72 million from 3,212 showings. Pic which marks the directorial debut of producer Robert Lawrence of Malpaso, averaged $3,960 per theater, and was the widest opener this weekend.
Fourth place belongs to Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo 3D re-incarnation, adding $9.44 million for a $29.9 million domestic gross, bringing its total lifetime domestic gross past $369.6 million. In foreign territories, the animated film featuring the voice talents of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres, has made around $5.1 million.
The top five list is concluded by Screen Gems' Resident Evil: Retribution, dropping 68% in its sophomore weekend at the box office, but still besting Lionsgate's Dredd with $6.7 million vs. $6.3 million. Dredd starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, opened in 2,506 theaters, at an average of $2,514.
Weinstein Co's The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, impressed again with $5 million grossed with 788 venues now playing the Paul Thomas Anderson film.
Indie film openers impressed for the most part, with most bringing in some decent pocket from limited openings as follows:
As noted above, Summit Entertainment's Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Paul Rudd starrer The Perks of Being a Wallflower showed big demand, posting a big $244,000 debut, and should stay on well.
The drama Unconditional from Harbinger Media Partners, grossed $546,000 from 350 theaters with Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy and Bruce McGill starring. Brent McCorkle directs and scripts.
Rocky Mountain Pictures' My Uncle Rafael made over $100,000 from just 14 theaters.
Documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel from Samuel Goldwyn Films, posted $64,238 from just 3 theaters, averaging over $21,413.
Magnolia's Occupy Unmasked documentary helmed and scripted by Stephen K. Bannon, grossed $44,000 from 4 theaters.
David France's How to Survive a Plague from IFC debuted in 4 theaters with $24,500.
Backwards from Dada Films with scribe Sarah Megan Thomas and Janes Van Der Beek on board, posted $22,900 from 5 theaters
Oscilloscope Laboratories' Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best comedy made just $4,600 from a single venue.
Year-to-date revenue is at $7.92 billion vs. 2011's $7.73 billion, bup by 2,45% while attendance is up by 1.3%.