Summit Entertainment’s "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" built on its opening momentum in its second-week expansion.
The film, directed and adapted by Stephen Chbosky from his own 1999 novel, took in $1.1 million on 102 screens, up from the four screens it debuted on last week. That’s an impressive $11,150 per-theater-average.
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in the coming-of-age tale, about three teens growing up 1990s Pittsburgh.
Summit’s exit polling showed its demographic base expanding. Fifty-six percent of those who went to see the film were over 25 years of age, a change from last week when that number was 39 percent.
Debuting this weekend was "The Other Dream Team," which tells the story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, who became symbols of that country's independence movement, and — with help from the Grateful Dead — triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Marius A. Markevicius directed the film, which took in $22,714 from two screens for distributor the Film Arcade.