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How Did Those 2016 Sundance Sales Work Out?

Deadline logo Deadline 1/19/2017 Mike Fleming Jr
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As a service to buyers susceptible to the thin air of Park City, Deadline provides its annual box score of last year’s big deals and how they played out at the box office. Bear in mind the special circumstances that undermined The Birth of a Nation, and remember that some of these films made their money in ancillary arenas and not necessarily from small theatrical bows.

How 2016 Sundance Movies Fared At Box Office

RankFilmDistributorRelease dateB.O. gross
1Manchester by the SeaAmazon/RoadsideNov. 18$37.2M
2The Birth of a NationFox SearchlightOct. 7$15.9M
3Southside With YouMiramax/RoadsideAug. 26$6.3M
4Hunt for the WilderpeopleThe OrchardJune 24$4.9M
5Swiss Army ManA24June 24$4.2M
6IndignationSummitJuly 29$3.4M
7The Eagle HuntressSPCNov. 2$2.6M
8EquitySPCJuly 29$1.6M
9The HollarsSPCAug. 26$1.0M
10Little Men (fka Thank You For Being Honest)MagnoliaAug. 5$689.7K
11TickledMagnolia/HBOJune 17$609.3K
12Lo & BeholdMagnoliaAug. 19$594.9K
13GleasonAmazon/Open RoadJuly 29$583.7K
14Wiener-DogAmazon/IFCJune 24$470.6K
15Eat That QuestionSPCJune 24$347.4K
16ChristineThe OrchardOct. 14$299.0K
17Life, AnimatedThe OrchardJuly 1$252.0K
18White GirlNetflix/film primaryRiseSept. 2$200.2K
19The FitsOscilloscopeJune 3$150.7K
20Other PeopleNetflix/VerticalSept. 9$91.4K
21Morris From AmericaA24/DirecTVAug. 19$91.2K
22Author: The JT Leroy StoryAmazon/MagnoliaSept. 9$86.0K
23The Lover and the DespotMagnoliaSept. 23$55.5K
24The Greasy Stranglerfilm primaryRiseOct. 7$44.2K
25The LandIFCJuly 29$43.8K
26How to Let Go of the WorldHBOApril 20$36.4K
27The InterventionParamount HVAug. 26$33.0K
28Under the ShadowNetflix/VerticalOct. 7$31.9K
29GoatParamount HVSept 23$23.2K
30JoshyLionsgate/HuluAug. 12$11.8K
31Frank and LolaUniversalDec. 9$9.2K
32Ali & NinoIFCNov. 18$7.8K
33Carnage ParkIFC MidnightJuly 1$4.6K
34Sleight (opening April 7)Blumhouse/WWE

Source: Deadline

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