‘The Bling Ring’ Steals The Spotlight In Limited Release

Sofia Coppola’s new movie The Bling Ring managed to generate strong numbers despite opening in just a handful of theaters over the weekend.

The film tells the real-life story of several teenagers who use the internet to track down high-profile celebrities so they can rob them. Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, and Taissa Farmiga star in the flick.

Although Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel have been making quite a few headlines, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring also made some waves at the box office. Despite opening in only five theaters over the weekend, the film managed to earn an impressive $210,000.

According to Deadline, this number fell short of trumping Harmony Korine’s indie sensation Spring Breakers. The movie, which is slated to hit home video this summer, generated $230,000 in receipts from just three theaters. A24 is understandably pleased with the film’s success.

The distributor said in a recent press release:

“Sofia Coppola’s latest and greatest has certainly entered the zeitgeist and we look forward to capitalizing on this great success as we expand nationwide next weekend. It is the highest opening for a Sofia Coppola film since ‘Lost in Translation’ and played to sold-out crowds in NY and LA on Friday and Saturday with the highest per screen average of the weekend.”

The Wrap reports that The Bling Ring isn’t the only indie darling that’s generating a fair amount of business in limited release. Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing made approximately $152,580 from total of 23 theaters. The number of locations currently screening the flick is up from five last week.


You can find the latest trailer for The Bling Ring embedded below.