IDP/Goldwyn/Roadside: Maintaining the faith

2006 boxoffice: $18.1 million

Among the 2006 releases that Samuel Goldwyn Films and Roadside Attractions channeled through their IDP distribution partnership, the film that found the biggest crowds was Goldwyn's "Facing the Giants." Released with Destination Films, the uplifting football drama pitched to the faith-based audience. It overcame generally poor reviews to earn $10.1 million. Roadside's pickup of the self-distributed geriatric sex comedy "Boynton Beach Club" also used word-of-mouth among an underserved audience to earn more than $3 million. Noah Baumbach's late-2005 release "The Squid and the Whale" rode critical kudos to earn more than $2 million last year. But aside from the acclaimed family film "Lassie," which came home with $700,000, most of the companies' films earned in the low- to mid-six figures.

IDP/Goldwyn/Roadside releases Date Boxoffice
What the Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole 2/3 $0.1
London 2/10 0.01
Boynton Beach Club 3/17 3.1
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing ... 3/31 0.3
Mountain Patrol: Kekexili 4/14 0.1
Wah-Wah 5/12 0.2
The Puffy Chair 6/2 0.2
The Road to Guantanamo 6/23 0.3
Lassie 9/1 0.7
Facing the Giants 9/29 10.1
Sleeping Dogs Lie 10/20 0.01
Conversations with God 10/27 0.4
Come Early Morning 11/10 0.1
The Squid and the Whale 10/5/05 2.1
Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic 11/11/05 0.2

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.