FilmRise-Distributed “Janis: Little Girl Blue” Opens In New York City To An Impressive Per Screen Average


November 30, 2015 — With an impressive Rotten Tomatoes rating (89%), Janis: Little Girl Blue, the documentary on the life of Janis Joplin by Oscar-nominated director Amy J. Berg, opened in new York City over the Thanksgiving weekend to an impressive per screen average and terrific word-of-mouth.

Over the opening weekend, Janis: Little Girl Blue raked in a per screen average of $12,012; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the top-grossing film for the weekend, had a per screen average of $12,359.

According to Box Office Mojo, for movies opening over the weekend, only The Danish Girl (in limited release), starring last year’s Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne (Best Actor  for The Theory of Everything) had a better per screen average. The Good Dinosaur came in third in per screen average, hitting $10,454; Creed managed $8,848.

The FilmRise-distributed film has been held over at Lincoln Center where it is playing at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.

Amy Berg’s film which opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco on December 4, will undoubtedly be boosted by the fact that it is a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Stephen Holden, one of the Times’ major reviewers, called the film “enthralling…”
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