Monday, April 5, 2010

::Team Bella:: Really bad news about The Runaways release.

According to Indiewire and @Larry411 the Friday release of The Runaways has been pared down from 1000 theaters to only 200.

To anyone who needs another source RE: #TheRunaways NOT going wide this Friday, this appeared at indieWIRE yesterday. They get their numbers direct from the studios: Three-week old “The Runaways,” Floria Sigismondi’s music biopic starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, reduced its screen count significantly from 237 to 84. As a result, it dropped off an understandable 60%, grossing $182,534 for an average of $2,173. That brings its total to $1,972,071. Notable is that “The Runaways” - released through Apparition - is still scheduled for a considerable expansion next Friday, April 9th, though instead of the initially planned 1000 screens, it is now headed for only 200.

indieWIRE:BOT tracks independent/specialty releases compiled from Rentrak Theatrical, which collects studio reported data as well as box-office figures from North American theatre locations.