Box Office: ‘Shape of Water’ Spikes After Oscar Wins

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water enjoyed a huge bump following its Academy Award wins last weekend, including for best picture and director. The movie grossed $2.4 million from 1,552 theaters — a 63 percent jump — for a domestic total of $61 million and a global tally of $148 million. shape2At the specialty box office, Focus Features launched Thoroughbreds in 549 theaters. The drama, marking the final performance of the late Anton Yelchin, took in $1.2 million. Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy also star.


And IFC opened The Death of Stalin in four theaters. The comedy, which has been banned in Russia, posted a strong theater average of $45,327, the best of the year so far behind Black Panther.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  20TH Century Fox
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