Moonrise Kingdom Shatters Specialty Record with $523,000

Moonrise Kingdom review

It's not just the superheroes who are toppling box-office records this summer: Check out the opening for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which pulled in $523,000 over the weekend — on four screens. Its $130,750 per-theater average represents a new standard for limited live-action releases, besting Dreamgirls's $126,316 from 2006. (Moonrise's four-day holiday total reached $669,000.) Hats off as well to The Weinstein Company's The Intouchables, no slouch itself with around $26,000 per screen for the three-day frame. Champagne for all! [Deadline]