Baby Driver roars out in a high octane push from a modest budget. The arthouse gang is near the end of its run.
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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)
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.
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