Sony‘s Tom Hanks– the star A man called Otto It earned $4.2 million in a lively second frame as it moved to 637 locations nationwide from four in New York and Los Angeles. Strong word of mouth has moviegoers sent to the seats with an especially strong heart and the momentum looks good as the adult drama/comedy heads into wide expansion next week for the weekend. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day next Monday.
Otto It made $1.5 million on Friday, $1.7 million on Saturday, and is projected to be $1 million on Sunday with an average of $6.6K per screen and $4.28M gross. Audience response drove the jump — the film has a 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, against a 68% from critics. it is not. 4 at the domestic box office.
The remake of the Swedish film based on the New York Times bestseller began Phase One of its three-step rollout this past weekend in an exclusive showing in four theaters in Los Angeles and New York, grossing $60,000 against an average of $15,000 per screen. Over the three-day New Years holiday and $75,000, or $18.7,000 each for four-day PSAs. It will be shown widely next weekend, January 13th.
The highest-grossing DMAs include Austin, San Antonio, Detroit, Tampa, Salt Lake, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh. Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, Denver, Orlando, Sacramento, and San Diego are other oversubscribed markets.
Hanks plays Otto Anderson, an angry man who no longer sees any purpose in his life after the loss of his wife. He’s ready to end it all but turns things around when a spirited young family moves in next door.
It’s good news in this market when adult film is playing well. Sony Where the Cordads sing, also based on the bestseller, released last summer, grossed $90 million and played better offshore. That had a different path, and it opened wide immediately.
(Otto It also took in $4 million this weekend from over 2,875 screens in 10 early markets for $8.4 million.)
This is a short weekend of new niche releases. Open Mubi charas, Winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin, on five screens in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Made a quiver distribution candy land in nine theatres. No totals have been reported yet.
However, in terms of amounts outstanding, there are several: Whale It grossed an estimated $1.5 million on 835 screens in the week for $8.58 million, which led to the biggest box office gross from the holiday and with the strongest retention in the top 10. The best limited opening of 2022 starring Brendan Fraser wasn’t. 7 at the domestic box office.
United Artists Releasing expanded The woman speaks to 14 markets/29 times in week three for a solid three-day total of $143K – up 214% – averaging $4.8K per screen, $340K.
Sony Pictures Classics doc Turn every page It grossed 17,425 on four screens (up from last week) with an average of $4.4K per screen and $39.7K per screen. SPC’s livingIn its third week, it grossed $42.6k on 11 screens (up from three screens last week), up from $3.9k and a total of $120.4k.
mediator, from Neon, grossed $75k that weekend on 17 screens in week three for a PSA of $4.4k and $149.2k. distributor document All beauty and bloodshedOn 24 screens in its seventh week, it collected $325.8 thousand.
IFC Films has expanded corsage to 317 theaters in its third week, for an estimated total of $250,000 (PSA $789). The film’s estimated gross is now $340,789, making this the highest-grossing Austrian film in the United States since 2014. Good night, mom.
From Sideshow and Janus Films, No bears It grossed an estimated $7.4k on one screen in its third weekend, for a total of $38.5k. EO It earned an estimated $65 thousand on 62 screens in its eighth weekend, for $1 thousand 553.9 thousand.