NORTH AMERICA: Platform Watch: 'Anomalisa' Takes $221K in Expansion; '45 Years' Claims $91K in NY/LA; 'Carol' Registers $1.47M in Limited
on January 10, 2016
By Daniel Garris
With Fox's The Revenant taking off in wide release, it was fairly quiet on the platform front this weekend.
Paramount's Anomalisa took in an estimated $221,000 from 17 locations. That gave the critically acclaimed stop motion animated film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson a per-location average of $13,000. Upon expanding into an additional 13 locations this weekend, Anomalisa was up 63 percent over last weekend's performance. In comparison, 2008's Synecdoche, New York took in $99,363 in its second weekend while remaining in nine locations for a per-location average of $11,040. The twelve-day platform total for Anomalisa stands at $490,532.
45 Years grossed an estimated $90,567 from nine locations in New York and Los Angeles, for a per-location average of $10,063. The critically acclaimed drama from IFC Films' Sundance Selects division starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay was up a slim 3 percent from last weekend (when the film was playing in six locations). 45 Years has grossed $354,720 in 19 days of release. IFC Films plans to expand 45 Years into additional markets on January 22.
The Weinstein Company's Carol registered an estimated $1.47 million from 525 locations. The critically acclaimed Todd Haynes directed romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was up a modest 25 percent upon expanding into additional 336 locations this weekend. Carol had a per-location average of $2,808 for the frame. The 52-day total for Carol stands at $6.99 million.
Focus' The Danish Girl took in an estimated $0.83 million from 417 locations. The Tom Hooper directed drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander was down 46 percent from last weekend. That represented a concerning hold, especially since the location count for The Danish Girl only decreased by 32 this weekend. The Danish Girls has grossed $7.59 million in 45 days.
As they continue to play in limited release, Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn and Open Road's Spotlight took in respective estimated grosses of $1.05 million and $0.94 million. Brooklyn was down just 16 percent from last weekend, while Spotlight decreased by 21 percent. Respective 66-day grosses for the awards season hopefuls stand at $28.56 million for Spotlight and at $22.43 million for Brooklyn.
Janus Films' re-issue of Chimes at Midnight continued to play well at Film Forum in New York with an estimated $19,000. The Orson Welles directed 1965 film was essentially unchanged from last weekend's performance. The ten-day total for Chimes at Midnight stands at $53,824. Janus Films will expand Chimes at Midnight throughout the winter.