Juno Temple in “Black Mass” Domestic Total as of Oct. 15, 2015: $58,951,782
16 October, 2015
Black Mass Domestic Total as of Oct. 15, 2015: $58,951,782
Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 18, 2015
Genre: Crime Drama Runtime: 2 hrs. 2 min.
MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $53 million
SEP 26, 2015 Johnny Depp’s Black Mass dropped a significant 60% on its second Friday, earning $3.5 million on its second Friday. That’s a much larger drop than the likes of The Departed (-34%), Argo (-14%), The Town (-40%) and Prisoners (-51%). Now this isn’t a surprise considering how frontloaded the movie was last weekend, and the opening is still a feather in Warner Bros./Time Warner TWX +0.00% Inc.’s cap after a summer of iffy results. The film should earn $11m for the weekend (-50%) for a $42m ten-day total. That’s not bad, but it doesn’t scream Oscar frontrunner either although Johnny Depp is still in the running for the moment.
[June 10 Fizzy, vivid Juno Temple in “Len & Company” festivals only]
June 10 Juno Temple is a troubled runaway turning tricks: to VOD July 17]
ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to gritty drama “Safelight,” which stars Evan Peters, Juno Temple and Kevin Alejandro.
“‘Safelight’ is a captivating story of two people who find each other in the midst of their harsh individual adversities,” Vicki (Temple) is a troubled runaway turning tricks at a truck stop. “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17
[October 6 Sin City: October 2 Worldwide $35,084,450]
Total Lifetime Grosses [October 2]
Domestic: $13,741,150 39.2%
+ Foreign: $21,343,300 60.8%
= Worldwide: $35,084,450
The movie had a fairly light marketing effort: anecdotally, many people seemed surprised to learn that the movie was in theaters . Director Robert Rodriguez’s brand seems to have taken a hit as of late. Since Sin City, none of his movies have earned over $40 million at the domestic box office. His last two movies—both sequels—were off dramatically from their predecessors: Machete Kills was down 70 percent from the first Machete, while Spy Kids: All the Time in the World was off 66 percent from Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $13,217,903 57.3%
+ Foreign: $9,846,005 42.7%
= Worldwide: $23,063,908
Opening Weekend: $6,317,683
(#8 rank, 2,894 theaters, $2,183 average)
% of Total Gross: 47.8%
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Widest Release: 2,894 theaters
In Release: 20 days / 2.9 weeks
[September 2] Box office fell 65 percent
In its second weekend, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for fell 65 percent to $2.22 million. Through 11 days, its earned just $11.45 million—less than the first Sin City earned on its first day.
[August 27 ‘Sin City 2’ Plummets: a woeful $6.5 million]
The graphic novel sequel scored a woeful $6.5 million from 2,894 locations, a fraction of the $29.1 million that the first “Sin City” made in 2005. The retro-noir thriller brought back stars Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke and co-director Robert Rodriguez, but the follow-up to a film that had proved so influential now may have seemed passé after a decade that saw a succession of similarly themed comicbook adaptations, such as “300” and “The Watchmen,” routinely crop up on screen.
“We weren’t prepared for this level of rejection by the public,” said Erik Lomis, The Weinstein Company’s head of theatrical distribution. “We thought the film would resonate more.
[July 28 Juno Temple cast as Sally opens in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, August 22]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel to their superstylized, hardboiled crime drama “Sin City” also required the actors to work under green screen circumstances for demanding 3-D cameras. Temple, who plays Sally, one of the film’s many molls, is confident that the viewing effect will be totally worth it. Temple was cast as Sally, Joey’s mistress and a girl from Old Town, Joey Canelli, a married businessman who is cheating on his wife.
Mr. Weinstein said he was also hoping to quickly follow the August release of the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a Sin City television series from Mr. Miller and Mr. Rodriguez.
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