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2003 SUNDANCE THEATRICAL BOX OFFICE CHART

The chart below is a list of U.S. independent features from the 2003 Sundance Film Festival that were released theatrically in the past year.

Box office figures are as of December 21, 2003. The “Budget” estimates are just that — estimates. Culled from previously published reports, interviews with the filmmakers or, in many cases, simply our own best guesses, these numbers may not reflect the finishing costs needed to take some of these films from their festival release to your local theater. In other cases, published reports may overstate for various reasons the cost of film and, lacking other information, we’ve gone with the published number.

Asterisked films were still playing in their main theatrical runs at press time. Particularly, films like The Cooler, Station Agent and American Splendor are hoping to boost their box office with year-end awards recognition.

A “Festival” column tracks which Sundance films also played the following key international festivals: Berlin (B), Cannes (C), New York (N), New Directors/New Films (ND), Toronto (T), Rotterdam (R) and Venice (V).

As always, note that domestic box-office gross is just one indicator of a film’s overall financial performance. Also, box-office grosses are highly dependent on advertising commitments and release patterns. Some of these films garnered their dollars from a relatively small number of screens while others played much wider. Some received only perfunctory theatrical releases designed to trigger video, TV and foreign sales. And still others were films whose releases were halted after they underperformed in early key markets.

 

FILM TITLEEST. BUDGET
(in millions)
DISTRIBUTORFESTIVALSBOX OFFICE
(in millions)
ALL THE REAL GIRLS2.5SONY PICTURES CLASSICST0.55
AMERICAN SPLENDOR2.5 HBO FILMS/FINE LINEC6.1
BUFFALO SOLDIERS15MIRAMAXT0.355
CAMP1IFC FILMSND1.7
CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANSNAMAGNOLIA PICTURES 3.1
CITY OF GHOSTS17.5UNITED ARTISTS 0.358
CIVIL BRAND0.5LIONS GATE 0.255
CONFIDENCE15LIONS GATE 12.2
THE COOLER*3.8LIONS GATET0.675
DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCENAIFC FILMS 0.035
DIE MOMMIE DIE1SUNDANCE FILM SERIES 0.312
DOPAMINE0.75SUNDANCE FILM SERIES 0.07
DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILY3MIRAMAX 2.2
GIRLS WILL BE GIRLSNAIFC FILMS 0.147
AN INJURY TO ONENAFIRST RUN FEATURES 0.753
LAUREL CANYON7SONY CLASSICST, C3.6
LEVITY7.5SONY CLASSICS  0.21
MASKED & ANONYMOUS7SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 0.534
NORTHFORK1.9PARAMOUNT CLASSICS 1.4
OWNING MAHOWNY10SONY PICTURES CLASSICS 1
PARTY MONSTER2STRAND RELEASINGB0.718
PEOPLE I KNOW20MIRAMAX 0.127
PIECES OF APRIL*0.3MGM & UNITED ARTISTST2.2
RAISING VICTOR VARGAS1SAMUEL GOLDWYN/FIREWORKS C, T, ND2.1
SPUN3.5NEWMARKETT0.412
THE STATION AGENT*0.7MIRAMAX FILMST3.9
THE SHAPE OF THINGS4FOCUS FEATURES 0.736
THE SINGING DETECTIVE7PARAMOUNT CLASSICST0.322
STEVIENALIONS GATE FILMST0.104
STOKEDNAPALM PICTURES 0.13
THIRTEEN1.8FOX SEARCHLIGHT 4.6
THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND NASHADOW DISTRIBUTION 0.494
*FILM STILL IN ACTIVE RELEASE

Go to: The Numbers Game: Mary Glucksman on the distribution hits and misses of the Sundance class of 2003.

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