‘Poor Things’ Ended Up With the Box Office Run Oscar Contenders Used to Have

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Over the past two months, Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film has matched the run of his 2018 Oscar winner “The Favourite”

Emma Stone in Poor Things
Emma Stone in "Poor Things" (Searchlight Pictures)

With Oscars airing on Sunday, most of the Best Picture contenders have been released on home platforms for those interested in catching up. But there’s one film that has had the sort of box office bump Oscar nominees used to enjoy before the pandemic: Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things.”

Nominated in 11 categories — including Best Picture, Actress, Director and Supporting Actor — “Poor Things” was first released in nine theaters by Searchlight Pictures on Dec. 8 and earned a per-theater average of $73,470, third highest among all films last year. The film expanded to 800 theaters the weekend prior to Christmas Day, and again to 1,400 theaters on Jan.


One response to “‘Poor Things’ Ended Up With the Box Office Run Oscar Contenders Used to Have”

  1. cadavra Avatar

    And THE HOLDOVERS would have done even better if Focus hadn’t chickened out and dumped it on Peacock after four weeks. Who pulls a Christmas movie from theatres right before Christmas? Sheesh.

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