Specialty Box Office: 'Dallas Buyers Club' Off To Good Start; '12 Years' Strong In Expansion
fb.indiewire.com "Dallas Buyers Club" was off to a promising start this weekend, with the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed film grossing $264,128 from just 9 theaters, averaging $29,347 per theater. That's a respectable number for such a crowded marketplace filled with Oscar hopefuls bidding for the same adult audiences. The Focus Features-released film stars best actor Oscar contender Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof, a homophobic drug addict who was diagnosed with HIV in 1986 Dallas, Texas and is given 30 days to live. To save his life and the lives of others, he smuggles anti-viral medications into Dallas from all over the world, selling them through the "Dallas Buyers Club" to work around legalities (with the help of a trans woman played by Jared Leto, also an Oscar contender here). The film didn't match the limited debuts of Focus Features' most notably LGBT-interest Oscar hopefuls, with "Brokeback Mountain" ($109,485 from 5 theaters) "Milk" ($40,385 from 36 theaters) and...
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