‘Arachnophobia,’ ‘Alone’ Storm B.O.

The year started out in fine form for at least some exhibs as “Arachnophobia” and “Home Alone” gave biz a punch.

Warners’ fright hit opened wide on 295 screens and churned the wickets for a boff total of £ 1.305 million (about $2,506,942), while the Fox comedy bagged runner-up money with a hotsy £1.1 million-plus from 275 situations.

Other newies included Carolco’s “Air America” (Guild), which had a nice one-theater bow, and “The Nasty Girl,” German import via indie Mainline, nifty via three London screens. But MGM/Pathe’s “Delta Force 2” you couldn’t give away; it grabbed a drab £ 30,530 at 25 venues.

The irrepressible “Ghost” continued to prove that nothing succeeds like success with a sweet 14th frame that included rousing biz in London.

Trade might well have turned out even rosier if not for some stormy weather and gale-force winds, though the capital was spared the worst of it.

New entries now grinding include Rank’s “Reversal Of Fortune,” Hemdale’s British-made “Hidden Agenda” (Enterprise) and Roger Corman’s “Frankenstein Unbound” (Blue Dolphin).

More Scene

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    The year started out in fine form for at least some exhibs as “Arachnophobia” and “Home Alone” gave biz a punch. Warners’ fright hit opened wide on 295 screens and churned the wickets for a boff total of £ 1.305 million (about $2,506,942), while the Fox comedy bagged runner-up money with a hotsy £1.1 million-plus […]

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross at Image Makers Awards: 'Clothing Started as Armor for Me'

    The year started out in fine form for at least some exhibs as “Arachnophobia” and “Home Alone” gave biz a punch. Warners’ fright hit opened wide on 295 screens and churned the wickets for a boff total of £ 1.305 million (about $2,506,942), while the Fox comedy bagged runner-up money with a hotsy £1.1 million-plus […]

  • Golden Globes Timeline

    Inside the Glamorous Golden Globes After-Parties

    The year started out in fine form for at least some exhibs as “Arachnophobia” and “Home Alone” gave biz a punch. Warners’ fright hit opened wide on 295 screens and churned the wickets for a boff total of £ 1.305 million (about $2,506,942), while the Fox comedy bagged runner-up money with a hotsy £1.1 million-plus […]

  • Damian Lewis and Malin AkermanShowtime Golden

    Golden Globe 2018 Pre-Parties: BAFTA Los Angeles Tea, Showtime, ICM and More

    The year started out in fine form for at least some exhibs as “Arachnophobia” and “Home Alone” gave biz a punch. Warners’ fright hit opened wide on 295 screens and churned the wickets for a boff total of £ 1.305 million (about $2,506,942), while the Fox comedy bagged runner-up money with a hotsy £1.1 million-plus […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content