You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Extremely Loud’ payoff

Warner pic goes wide just before its nomination

Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million.

The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than 2,600 engagements in its fifth outing, just five days before receiving two Oscar bids for pic and supporting actor for Max von Sydow.

The pic has cumed $12.4 million domestically as of Jan. 24, the day of the Oscar announcement.

Directed by Stephen Daldry and based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, pic tells the story of a young boy who, after his father dies during the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, embarks on a journey of redemption and self-discovery. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star as the boy’s parents.

Though the film has divided critics, Stateside audiences gave the film a highly favorable exit poll rating. The film also has drawn a diverse crowd, with some of its highest-grossing theaters in top markets like Dallas and Atlanta. (L.A. still ranked as the film’s biggest overall market in the U.S.)

Warner distribution exec Jeff Goldstein says the distrib doesn’t plan to expand “Loud” beyond its existing count. But the film’s dual Oscar mentions should help it retain most of those locations over the next few weeks — that is, if auds continue to show up.

More Film

  • Idris Elba'Molly's Game' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Idris Elba Says the World Is Ready for a Female James Bond

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • Incredibles 2

    'Incredibles 2': Pixar Reveals New Cast and Characters

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Tops

    'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Dominates Social Media Buzz Ahead of Opening

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • John Cho Debra Messing Aneesh Chaganty

    John Cho Lauds Asian-American Casting in New Film ‘Search’

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • Joan Jett Sundance

    Joan Jett: Rock Music 'Will Never Be Dead' (Watch)

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • Come Sunday

    Sundance Film Review: 'Come Sunday'

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

  • Edward James Olmos Sons of Anarchy

    David Strathairn to Star in Edward James Olmos' 'The Devil Has a Name' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Likely one of the biggest box office beneficiaries of this year’s nine best picture Oscar nominees, Warner Bros.’ “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” kick-started its nationwide B.O. run over the Jan. 20-22 frame with a respectable $10 million. The pic, which had been limited to six locations since bowing Dec. 23, expanded to more than […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content