Box Office: Strong Start for ‘J. Edgar,’ Scores $53K in 7 Theaters

Reviews were mixed, but the Eastwood-directed biopic racked up an impressive midweek performance

Reviews were mixed, but  Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" is off to a strong start.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a glowering, sexually repressed J. Edgar Hoover, the biopic of the FBI chief premiered Wednesday to $53,000 in seven locations.

That averaged out to more than $7,600 a theater — an impressive haul for a hump day. 

The Oscar hopeful is being released by Warner Brothers and was filmed for $35 million.