Indie-comedy’s favorite son, Wes Anderson, debuted his newest dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel to record numbers this weekend. Anderson’s eighth film earned a weekend gross of $800,000 after premiering at just four theaters in New York and Los Angeles.
With an average of over $200,00 per theater, W.A. has stolen the specialty-box office opening gross record from another Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson. P.T.’s film The Master had previously one-uped Wes’ Moonrise Kingdom to lead the box-office all-time charts.
The film that brought the indie crown back to its once-and-future king stars Anderson stalwarts Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, along with Jeff Goldblum and Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. The Grand Budapest Hotel will travel to over 1,000 screens over the next few weeks with the potential to break open a new set of records. Hopefully with all this success, Wes can find the time to finally churn out that horror film we’ve all been pining for. Read More