Finally, a little good news at the box office. The little indie-that-could City Island has now grossed $5 million after twelve weekends in theatrical release. The Andy Garcia-Julianna Margulies family drama seems to have struck a nerve with audiences around the country despite its limited run. At its widest release, the PG-13-rated film from Raymond De Felitta (The Thing About My Folks) was in 269 theaters. This weekend it will be in 175 U.S. locations.
And City Island isn’t the only movie withstanding these tough market conditions. The Swedish adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has grossed over $7 million in 11 weeks while the documentary on British street artist Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop, has done over $2 million in seven weekends. Both Solitary Man, starring Michael Douglas, and the Indian import Kites started off strong, but have since fallen off in the last weekend. If none of the new releases are inspiring you to go to the movies, maybe one of these indies will.