Box Office: “One Day” Struggles; “Senna” Scores In Sophomore Frame
Focus Features unleashed its critically challenged British romance “One Day” on a wide 1,721 screens this weekend and the results were slightly more spectacular than the film’s reviews.
According to estimates, the Anne Hathaway-Jim Sturgess starrer took in an estimated $5,127,567, averaging $2,979. That’s toward the bottom-end of industry expectations, but certainly not ideal.
The fact that the film had only a 2% bump from Friday to Saturday suggests grosses aren’t going to get much better. But Focus probably made a smart move by going wide quickly as word of mouth is unlikely to push the Lone Scherfig-directed much further.
There wasn’t too much good news among the other openers either. Variance Films released John Sayles’ “Amigo” on 10 screens this weekend and saw a reasonable-but-unspectacular $40,000 gross. That made for an average of $4,000.