Independent Box Office: ‘The Way, Way Back’ Averages $30K Per-Screen in Debut

THE WAY, WAY BACK

The Way, Way Back” is to a fast start at the specialty box office.

The coming-of-age tale from from writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash brought in an impressive $525,000 in its debut in 19 theaters over the weekend. That’s a $30,263 per-screen average, the best of any film in release this weekend.

Fox Searchlight acquired the film, which stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell and newcomer Liam James, at this year’s Sundance film festival. It’s the tale of a 14-year-old (James) forced to go on summer vacation with his mother (Collette), her overbearing boyfriend (Carell) and his daughter (AnnaSophia Robb), who finds a pal in a waterpark manager (Rockwell).

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