Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is in a limited release since having its world premiere at Cannes. On its first weekend, Moonrise Kingdom has set the domestic record for highest per- theatre average for a non-animated film. The previous record holder was Dreamgirls in 2006. Over the weekend, Moonrise Kingdom posted an average take of $130,752 at the four theatres and had a total gross of $523,006. If you include Memorial Day, the gross was $669,486 and a per-theatre average of $167,371.
This boasts well for the wider release. It opens in Dallas on June 1, 2012.
Source: Lost in Reviews, Focus Features
by Sarah Ksiazek