‘American Hustle’ Scores Big in Limited Box Office Debut

Oscar frontrunner “American Hustle” was spectacular in its first day at the box office on Friday.

David O. Russell’s comedy-drama about New Jersey con men caught up in the 1970s Abscam corruption scandal took in $210,909 from six screens – all in New York and Los Angeles – for a very strong average of $35,151 per theater.

The Sony and Annapurna Pictures production was riding momentum from its strong showings this week at the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes. Director Russell, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence all earned nods.  Read More...



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