NORTH AMERICA: Platform Watch: 'Brooklyn' ($1.66M), 'Spotlight' ($1.55M) & 'Room' ($0.70M) All Receive Oscar Bumps from Their Best Picture Nominations
on January 17, 2016
By Daniel Garris
Academy Award nominations for Best Picture provided significant Oscar bumps for Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn, Open Road's Spotlight and A24's Room this weekend.
Upon adding 393 locations, Brooklyn took in an estimated $1.66 million for the three-day frame. The John Crowley directed film starring Saoirse Ronan was up 57 percent from last weekend and registered a per-location average of $2,416 for the frame (from 687 locations). Brooklyn has grossed $24.61 million through 73 days of release. BoxOffice estimates that Brooklyn will take in $2.00 million over the four-day weekend.
Spotlight grossed an estimated $1.55 million over the three-day weekend. Upon expanding into an additional 617 locations, The Tom McCarthy directed film starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo was up 67 percent over last weekend. However, Spotlight had a modest per-location average of $1,574 (from 985 locations) for the frame. The 73-day total for Spotlight stands at $30.52 million. Open Road's current four-day estimate for Spotlight is $1.90 million.
Room took in an estimated three-day gross of $700,000 from 293 locations (for a per-location average of $2,389). The Lenny Abrahamson directed film starring Brie Larson was up a very strong 504 percent over last weekend (when the film was playing in 205 fewer locations). Room has grossed $5.97 million in 94 days and will look to continue to build momentum going forward thanks in part to its four Academy Award nominations. A24's current four-day estimate for Room is $893,357.
While it didn't receive a Best Picture nomination among its six Academy Award nominations, The Weinstein Company's Carol still held up reasonably well with an estimated three-day take of $1.38 million. The Todd Haynes directed romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara was down 7 percent from last weekend upon expanding into an additional 265 locations this weekend. Carol has grossed $9.08 million in 59 days. BoxOffice estimates that Carol will take in $1.65 million for the four-day weekend.
Paramount's Anomalisa took in an estimated $290,000 from 37 locations. That gave the stop motion animated film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson a per-location average of $7,838 and represented a 34 percent increase over last weekend (when the film was playing in 17 locations). The Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature has grossed $864,990 through 19 days of platform release. Paramount's four-day estimate for Anomalisa is $345,000.
Estimated three-day weekend grosses for other films that received at least one major Academy Award nomination included $649,000 for Focus' The Danish Girl from 479 locations and $100,029 for IFC Films' 45 Years from just 14 locations. Respective total grosses stand at $8.69 million for The Danish Girl in 52 days and at $474,810 for 45 Years in 26 days.
Sony Pictures Classics' The Lady in the Van registered an estimated three-day take of $72,264 from four locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the Nicholas Hytner directed film starring Maggie Smith a very solid per-location average of $18,066. With the addition of a one-week Oscar qualifying run back in early December, The Lady in the Van has grossed $119,936 to date. The Lady in the Van currently boasts a strong 93 percent Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.