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$317,000 on 19 Screens: #Selma Makes Big Bucks in Pre-Release

$317,000 on 19 Screens: #Selma Makes Big Bucks in Pre-Release

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Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo kiss John Lewis.

Tambay Obenson reports on Indiewire that Selma made big bucks even in limited release. The full release of Selma is January 9.  

Obensen: “Paramount opened the Ava DuVernay-directed “Selma” on just 19 screens in select markets, to a gross of $317,000, for a per/screen average of over $16,600. Those figures are actually quite healthy, considering that the film had quite a bit of high profile competition, namely, Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” which opened on 1,307 screens…”

Hollywood Reporter: Two other award contenders made their box-office debuts on Thursday: the Martin Luther King Jr. drama Selma and American Sniper.  Paramount’s Selma, opening in 19 theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, earned a strong $317,000.