Turturro’s new comedy off to a flyer

April 21st, 2014 - Graham Eley

The speciality market grabbed the headlines at the North American box office when John Turturro’s new comedy, ‘Fading Gigolo’, starring Woody Allen, massively exceeded expectations at the weekend with the second best limited debut of the year so far.  Boosted by a strong leap from Friday to Saturday as word of mouth kicked-in, it arrived with a spectacular $39,600 per site average from five theatres.  Millennium will commence its expansion next weekend in line with a standard platform release strategy.

 

At the other end of the scale, it was a disastrous opening for the $100m budget, ‘Transcendence’, which could only muster a putrid $11.2m over the session.  With shocking reviews – 19% Rotten Tomatoes rating – and an equally bad ‘C+’ CinemaScore, it seemingly faces almost immediate box office oblivion.  The sci-fi adventure is the directorial debut of Oscar winning cinematographer, Wally Pfister (‘Inception’), and signals troubling times for the film’s star, Johnny Depp, with it being his fourth consecutive box office failure.

 

There is no change at the top where ‘Captain America’ and ‘Rio’ sequels remain No. 1 and 2 after grossing $26.6m and $22.5m respectively.  ‘Captain America 2’ slightly over-performed after winning the battle of the Saturday and Sunday weekend family audiences.buy cialis online overnight shipping cialis 5mg online kaufen ohne rezept cheap cialis online canadian pharmacy order cialis online mastercard buy cialis daily generic cialis tadalafil 20mg usacialis online india

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