The Sundance hit “The Spectacular Now” was just that in its limited box office preview, raking in $200,181 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles.
Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Mary Winstead and Brie Larson star in the high school-set film, directed by James Ponsoldt (“Smashed”).
Meanwhile, Woody Allen‘s “Blue Jasmine” nearly stole the show with a great second week and Lindsay Lohan’s “The Canyons” didn’t bring much heat in its debut.
“Blue Jasmine,” which stars Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin, brought in a little over $2 million from 50 theaters for a per-theater average of $40,411. That’s a terrific follow-up to its debut last week, when it averaged more than $100,000 in six theaters for Sony Pictures Classics. It means that it’s tracking ahead of Allen’s highest-grossing film “Midnight in Paris,” which took in more than $56 million domestically in 2011.
Lohan’s “The Canyons,” directed by Paul Schrader and co-starring porn star James Deen, brought in $15,200 on a single New York screen for IFC Films. It was available for streaming and on video-on-demand as well.
The Weinstein Company expanded “Fruitvale Station” by 22 theaters to 1,086 in its fourth weekend, and the Sundance jury and audience award winner grossed $2.7 million for a $2,486 per-screen average. The Ryan Coogler-directed tale has now taken in $10.9 million.
Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” upped its domestic tally to $13.6 million after five weeks, averaging $2,847 on roughly 1,000 screens, up 115 locations from last week.
More to come …