Weinstein Co./Dimension: Relying on genre pics
2006 boxoffice: $223.5 milionThe Weinstein Co. launched its first full year on a high note with the $51.2 million-grossing CGI-comedy "Hoodwinked" and reached its peak in April with Dimension's $90.7 million-earner "Scary Movie 4," part of the franchise from the Weinsteins' Disney days. The studio also released several of the horror films the franchise sent up, from a solid "Pulse" ($20.3 million) to a paltry "Feast" ($55,000), a project born out of the "Project Greenlight" reality TV series. The company also released several broad comedies such as "Clerks II" and "School for Scoundrels" through its releasing deal with MGM. The jury still is out on the highbrow films that the company once was known for, including such year-end awards hopefuls -- released through MGM -- as "Bobby," "Factory Girl" and "Miss Potter."
|Weinstein Co./Dimension releases||Date||Boxoffice|
|Scary Movie 4||4/14||90.7|
|Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker||10/6||0.7|
|Shut Up & Sing||10/27||1.1|
|Mrs. Henderson Presents||12/9/05||10.6|
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