Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie: Per-theater average plummets on second weekend
A David Cronenberg / Robert Pattinson collaboration, Cosmopolis had a solid debut in the United States last weekend. (The film was screened — and surprisingly flopped — in Canada last June.) Despite mixed reviews, Cosmopolis scored a respectable $70,339 at only three U.S. locations, averaging a good $23,446 per site — the highest per-theater average on Box Office Mojo's weekend chart.
This past weekend (Aug. 24-26), however, has been a whole different story. The eOne Films release went steeply downhill after expanding to 63 locations. True, Cosmopolis more than doubled its box office take, earning $154,529 — but at 20+ times more theaters than a week ago. In other words, a 2,000 percent increase in number of locations resulted in a relatively modest 120 percent increase in box office grosses. Thus, Cosmopolis' per-theater average plummeted nearly 90 percent to a meager $2,453.
Cosmopolis: Uphill climb to reach $1 million in North America
What may have gone wrong is discussed in this Cosmopolis piece, which also features box office totals for a few other offbeat David Cronenberg movies. Including $196k earned in Canada, Cosmopolis' current domestic gross stands at $448,349. It'll be an uphill climb for the Cronenberg / Pattinson movie to reach $1 million, though that's not an impossibility. At this stage, $2 million seems extremely unlikely.
Cosmopolis movie cast
In addition to Robert Pattinson as the billionaire Eric Packer, Cosmopolis features Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Emily Hampshire, and K'Naan. David Cronenberg himself wrote the screenplay based on Don DeLillo's novel.
Robert Pattinson's next release, which is bound to become one of the year's biggest hits, is Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the final installment in the Twilight franchise. Pattinson returns as the vampire Edward Cullen, playing opposite Kristen Stewart's Bella Swan-Cullen and Taylor Lautner's Jacob Black. Also in the Breaking Dawn Part 2 cast are regulars Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen, Kellan Lutz, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Burke, Booboo Stewart, and Julia Jones.
Anti-Robert Pattinson bias?
Now, after reading our Sunday article on Cosmopolis' relatively weak second-weekend box-office performance, some have contacted us via on-site comments, Twitter, and our "Contact Form," to complain that both Alt Film Guide and myself are biased against Robert Pattinson.
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Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie wallpaper / Pattinson as Eric Packer courtesy of dreamysim1.