IFC: Developing a new take
2006 boxoffice: $6.9 millionThanks 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.
|Drawing Restraint #9||3/29||0.2|
|I Am a Sex Addict||4/5||0.1|
|12 & Holding||5/19||0.1|
|Brothers of the Head||7/28||0.04|
|Trouble with Men and Women||8/9||0.0006|
|This Film Is Not Yet Rated||9/1||0.3|
|Saint of 9/11||9/6||0.005|
|Solo Con tu Pareja||9/20||0.009|
|So Goes the Nation||10/4||0.01|
|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
- 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