Fantastic Mr. Fox opened this week in New York and Los Angeles and performed extremely well.
Leading a hungry batch of openers was the limited debut of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which was fantastic indeed with a $260,000 gross from just four screens. The film – a stop motion animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel – managed to average $65,000 from its New York and Los Angeles screens, the year’s second best limited debut after “Precious.” This bodes very well for the Fox Searchlight release, which will expand considerably in the coming weeks. It was also pretty much on par with Anderson’s previous debut, “The Darjeeling Limited,” which averaged $67,469 from 2 screens back in 2007.
Read IndieWire’s full report here.
According to Box Office Mojo, the film has the 35th highest per theater average of all time. Not bad.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is currently in limited release, which expands this Friday and opens nation wide November 25th.
To take a deeper look at Mr. Fox‘s box office competition, read our story here.