IFC: Developing a new take

2006 boxoffice: $6.9 million

Thanks to its newly launched IFC First Take theater/video-on-demand release program and its existing IFC Films, IFC Entertainment released about 30 films this year. The only breakout hit was the crossword puzzle docu "Wordplay," a co-release with the Weinstein Co., grossing more than $3 million. Patrick Creadon's look at New York Times puzzle meister Will Shortz clearly caught the imagination of the code crackers. Matt Dillon helped "Factotum," a pickup from Picturehouse, to reach $800,000, and the First Take feature from last year, "CSA: Confederate States of America," grossed an additional $650,000. Apart from these highlights, 10 films failed to crack the five-figure mark and seven others scored no more than four figures, but undisclosed VOD income might have added to IFC's coffers.


IFC releases Date Boxoffice
Pizza 1/20 $0.004
Manderlay 1/27 0.07
Sorry, Haters 3/1 0.006
American Gun 3/22 0.02
Lonesome Jim 3/24 0.2
Drawing Restraint #9 3/29 0.2
I Am a Sex Addict 4/5 0.1
Three Times 4/26 0.2
Russian Dolls 5/10 0.3
12 & Holding 5/19 0.1
Coastlines 5/31 0.006
Wordplay 6/16 3.1
Rank 6/28 0.002
Gabrielle 7/14 0.3
Darshan 7/26 0.07
Brothers of the Head 7/28 0.04
Trouble with Men and Women 8/9 0.0006
Factotum 8/18 0.8
Princesas 8/23 0.03
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 9/1 0.3
Saint of 9/11 9/6 0.005
Sherrybaby 9/8 0.2
Solo Con tu Pareja 9/20 0.009
So Goes the Nation 10/4 0.01
Requium 10/20 0.009
Unknown 11/3 0.02
Aura 11/17 0.04
Family Law 12/8 0.02
No Restraint 12/20 0.007
CSA: The Confederate States of America 10/7/05 0.7

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

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