By David Poland email@example.com
Weekend Estimates by Klady the Number Slayer
Is there really anything of any significance to say about this weekend?
Just about everyone smelled Jack as a big, hairy bomb from miles away. The Last Anything 2 is a joke title. And 21 & Over is dead smack in the middle of all Relativity openings.
It’s nice that 1/3 of the Top 24 is made up of 8 Oscar Best Picture nominees.
8 new films on 1 or 2 screens this weekend.
Stoker doing $23k on 7 screens is NOT good. Searchlight doesn’t seem to have believed this was a commercial movie and continue to prove it. If they had gone out and sold it as a straight thriller, I think it could have opened to at least what $10m… but is that good enough to make it worth the risk of the marketing spend? Welcome to the great indie distribution question of 2012-2015.
Sony Classics had a decent/nice weekend with No and The Gatekeepers.
P.S. Odds are quite good that Jack’s $28m studio estimate will end up being more like $26.5m.