Sony’s Tom Hanks-starrer A Man Called Otto banked $4.2 million in a energetic second body because it moved to 637 places nationwide from 4 in NY and LA. Sturdy phrase of mouth propelled moviegoers into seats with explicit energy within the heartland and momentum seems good because the grownup drama/comedy heads into subsequent week’s broad growth for the vacation weekend. It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day subsequent Monday.
Otto made $1.5 million Friday, $1.7 million Saturday, and a projected $1 million Sunday with a powerful $6.6k per display common and a cume of $4.28 million. Viewers response drove the bounce — the movie has a 97% viewers rating on Rotten Tomatoes, versus a 68% from critics. It’s no. 4 on the home field workplace.
The remake of the Swedish movie based mostly on a New York Occasions bestseller began the primary section of a three-step rollout final weekend in an unique run at 4 LA and NY theaters, grossing $60k for a $15k per display common over the three-day New Yr’s weekend and $75K, or an $18.7k PSA, over the 4 days. It goes broad subsequent weekend, Jan. 13.
Prime grossing DMAs embody Austin, San Antonio, Detroit, Tampa, Salt Lake, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh. Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, Denver, Orlando, Sacramento and San Diego are different markets that over-indexed.
Hanks performs Otto Anderson, a grump who not sees objective in his life following the lack of his spouse. He’s prepared to finish all of it however turns it round when a energetic younger household strikes in subsequent door.
It’s excellent news on this market when an grownup movie performs nicely. Sony’s The place The Crawdads Sing, additionally based mostly on a bestseller, launched final summer time, made $90 million and performed finest outdoors of the coasts. That had a distinct trajectory, opening broad instantly.
(Otto additionally earned $4 million this weekend from 2,875+ screens in 10 early markets for a world cume of $8.4 million.)
It is a weekend brief on new specialty releases. Mubi opened Alcarràs, winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin, on 5 screens in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Quiver Distribution introduced Candy Land in 9 theaters. No grosses but reported.
By way of holdovers, nevertheless, there are lots of: The Whale grossed an estimated $1.5 million on 835 screens in week for a cume of $8.58M, growing in complete field workplace from the vacation and with the strongest holdover within the high 10. The most effective restricted opening of 2022 starring Brendan Fraser was no. 7 on the home field workplace.
United Artists Releasing expanded Ladies Speaking to 14 markets/29 runs in week three for a powerful $143k three-day gross – up 214% — a per display common of $4.8k, and a cume of $340k.
Sony Footage Classics doc Flip Each Web page grossed 17,425 on 4 screens (up from wo final week) for a per display common of $4.4k and a cume of $39.7k. SPC’s Dwelling, in week three, grossed $42.6k on 11 screens (up from three final week), for a PSA of $3.9k and a cume of $120.4k.
Dealer, from Neon, grossed $75k this weekend on 17 screens in week three for a PSA of $4.4K and a cume of $149.2k. The distributor’s doc All The Magnificence and the Bloodshed, on 24 screens in week 7, has cumed $325.8k.
IFC Movies expanded Corsage to 317 theaters in week three grossing an estimated $250k (PSA of $789). The estimated cume now stands at $340,789, making this the highest-grossing Austrian movie within the US since 2014’s Goodnight Mommy.
From Sideshow and Janus Movies, No Bears grossed an estimated $7,4k on a single display in its third weekend, for a brand new cume of $38.5k. EO took in an estimated $65k on 62 screens in its eighth weekend, for a PSA of $1k and a brand new cume of $553.9k.