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Box Office 17 July 2017

David Tiley

Baby Driver roars out in a high octane push from a modest budget. The arthouse gang is near the end of its run.
Box Office 17 July 2017

Image: Baby Driver

Hotel Coolgardie has hit $81,000 in five weeks, now on 7 screens, at $944/screen. 

There are a bunch of interesting films now on low per screen averages. 

Neruda - $573, 11 screens, 8 weeks - $578,000. Not bad. - (Chile, poet, heightened realism, performances)

20th Century Women - $391, 18 screens, 7 weeks, $440,000. Ditto. (Seventies California comedy drama)

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The Case for Christ - $1034, 8 screens, 11 weeks, $863,000 - the power of a committed audience. - (religion)

Mom - $1276, 11 screens, 2 weeks - $78,000. (Hindi thriller)

Una - $1268, 17 screens, 4 weeks, $370,000. Not bad again. (Ben Mendelsohn, sexual abuse)

The Promise - $1040, 21 screens 5 weeks, $484,000. (Armenian melodrama)

Monsieur Chocolate - $1284, 27 screens, 3 weeks, $250,000 (Circus, racism, history)

Kedi - $2474, 16 screens, 5 weeks, $384,000. - (Cat film) 

Lady Macbeth - $2800, 27 screens 3 weeks, $411,300. Doing pretty well. (Passionate affair, melodrama, great performance)

A Quiet Passion - $2174, 30 screens, 4 weeks, $666,000. Even better - (Emily Dickinson)

It Comes at Night - $2235, 39 screens, 2 weeks, $295,000. Would want a higher per screen if possible..(Edgerton, psych horror).

In the tentpole league, Despicable Me is almost at $30m after five weeks, still on 421 screens and $7183/per.

Wonder Woman is a teeny bit ahead, but took 7 weeks to reach its $30.168m. Now at 237 screens and $3406 so it will be left in the dust. Nothing else comes close - The Mummy is stuck on $10m, Transformers is a bit under $12m after a month, doing some business on 259 screens at $2186/per. 

The picture of the week is Baby Driver, on 412 screens, and $10,900/per after a week, to take $4.8m. Budget is US$34m. 

About the author

David Tiley is the editor of Screen Hub.

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