Independent Box Office: ‘Ginger and Rosa’ Debuts to $45K

ginger.biginside.jpg

Sally Potter's coming-of-age tale averages $15K per-screen for distributor A24

“Ginger and Rosa,” a coming-of-age tale set in 1962 England from writer-director Sally Potter, debuted with $45,000 from three theaters this weekend.

That's a solid $15,000 per-screen average for the film, which stars Elle Fanning and Alice Englert as teenage girls growing up in London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship. Allesandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening and Oliver Platt co-star.

Also read: 'Ginger & Rosa' Review: Affecting Portrait of Girls on the Verge

It's distributed by A24, which also released “Spring Breakers” this week. That R-rated film took in $270,000 from three theaters for a stunning $90,000 per-screen average, easily the biggest limited debut of 2013 and among the best ever. It stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and James Franco, who's also starring in “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

Also read: Sizzling 'Spring Breakers' Debut Gives James Franco Box-Office Double

“Up on Poppy Hill,” an English-language version of a Japanese animated hit from 2011, took in $55,028 from two locations for a very strong $27,514 average.

The GKIDS release follows a group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Goro Miyazaki directs from a script by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa. Studio Ghibli produced.

Also read: 'Burt Wonderstone' Can't Take 'The Call' at Box Office as 'Oz' Repeats at No. 1

In its third week, “Stoker” was in 94 theaters and took in $265,700 for a per screen average of $2,826 for Fox Searchlight.

The first English-language film from renowned director Park Chan-wook stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, and Matthew Goode. Searchlight plans to go nationwide, into about 250 theaters, next weekend.