Focus Features/Rogue: Life after 'Brokeback'
2006 boxoffice: $180.5 millionFocus Features, along with its genre label, Rogue, entered 2006 on the strength of its successful expansion of its 2005 release "Brokeback Mountain" from director Ang Lee. The groundbreaking film might have lost the best picture Oscar, but it ultimately outgrossed the winning "Crash" by nearly $30 million. That is more than the take of the next-biggest hits from the Rogue genre label, Jet Li's "Fearless" and "Waist Deep." Focus' latest batch of Oscar hopefuls didn't fare as well, with "Hollywoodland" and "Catch a Fire" failing to gain commercial traction among moviegoers. The company's first tentative foray into day-and-date territory, releasing the Iraq war documentary "The Ground Truth" just 11 days before its DVD debut, also scored poorly in theaters.
|Focus Features/Rogue releases||Date||Boxoffice|
|Dave Chappelle's Block Party||3/3||11.7|
|On a Clear Day||4/7||0.2|
|The Ground Truth||9/15||0.01|
|Catch a Fire||10/27||4.3|
|Pride & Prejudice||11/11/05||4.3|
The boxoffice and market share for each distributor represents tickets sales from Jan. 3, 2006, through Jan. 1, 2007, inclusive. "Films tracked" represents the total number of films, including 2005 releases that generated ticket sales for each distributor. For 2005 releases, only boxoffice returns from 2006 are reported.
2006 BOXOFFICE WRAP
- Avast ye b.o. slide: '06 receipts gained back ground
- Booty call: The year's top films boosted boxoffice
- Studio wrap: Dividing the treasure
- Indie wrap: Coming out punching
- Focus Features/Rogue: Life after 'Brokeback'
- Fox Searchlight: Covering all the bases
- IDP/Goldwyn/Roadside: Maintaining the faith
- IFC: Developing a new take
- Lionsgate: Roaring atop the pack
- Magnolia: Testing day-and-date
- Miramax: Dealing itself a 'Queen'
- Paramount Vantage: Taking the temperature
- Picturehouse: Hailing Altman's finale
- Sony Classics: Pursuing the high road
- ThinkFilm: Following an eclectic path
- Warner Independent Pictures: Changing of the guard
- Weinstein/Dimension: Relying on genre pics
- Yari Film Group: Jumping into the fray
- Other independent distributors