“August: Osage County” got off to a solid if not spectacular start in its limited box-office debut, grossing $179,475 from five theaters.
That’s a $35,895 per-screen average for the Weinstein Company’s star-studded dysfunctional family drama. That’s below the recent limited openings of some other Oscar hopefuls. “America Hustle,” for example, averaged $123,409 on six screens, and “Inside Llewyn Davis” averaged $101,353 in four theaters.
But those films weren’t facing the marketplace challenge that “August” was.