"The Master" Breaks Records For Friday Art House Film Opening

"The Master" Breaks Records For Friday Art House Film Opening

Released just last night, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master pretty much shattered records for biggest Friday art house film opening, grossing $242,127 over five theaters, bringing the per location average to a very impressive $48,425. The Hollywood Reporter predicts that if traffic holds over the weekend, the film could see an average of $135,000 to $140,000 per theater, enough to beat Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which earned an average of $130,745 per location and a total of $522,996 on opening weekend. The Master has already bested it in terms of just the Friday opening - Moonrise opened with $43,082 less.

As for wide-release films, Resident Evil: Retribution is continuing to do well in the box office after seeing strong numbers from midnight showings. The film sits at top spot with an earning of $8.1 million so far, while Disney's rerelease of Finding Nemo takes the second spot with $5.1 million.

Do you plan on heading to the movies this weekend?

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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