The Skeleton Twins saw an impressive third weekend at the box office–placing eleventh overall this week following last week’s nineteenth-place standing. It has thus far grossed more than $1.26 million. The film stars Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, and Bill Hader. It won an award–Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic–at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate acquired the film earlier this year following its appearance at Sundance.
The Skeleton Twins follows estranged twins (Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) who try to repair their relationship with one another after they both cheated death on the same day.
“A big part of the film’s success is due to the fact that Bill and Kristen, as well as Luke and Ty, gave big support on the PR front. They did literally 20 or more talk show appearances between them, in addition to a ton of regional and online press,” Roadside co-president Howard Cohen said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He also noted that the film’s exceptional reviews are now motivating even more people to check it out in theaters.
The Skeleton Twins is expected to expand into even more theaters in the coming weeks. As of this weekend it averaged $3,278 per theater in box office sales.
Specialty Box Office: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader's 'Skeleton Twins' Rockets to No. 11 http://t.co/UmVZMSd9xQ
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 28, 2014
Coming in just above The Skeleton Twins in the number ten box office spot is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which grossed $1.45 million this weekend. Just below The Skeleton Twins in the number twelve spot is The Drop. It grossed just over a million dollars.
Have you been to check out SNL alum Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, along with Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson in The Skeleton Twins? It sounds like it has a few poignant moments and lots of laughter, too. It will be interesting to learn howThe Skeleton Twins does next weekend–its fourth weekend in theaters.