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TIFF 11 Acquisitions Recap: Best Gross 'Salmon' at $9 million

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by Tom Brueggemann
September 14, 2012 12:43 PM
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1. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - CBS/Special Presentation/9.0

2. Friends With Kids - Roadside Attractions-Lionsgate (partners)/Special Presentation/7.3

3. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - Paramount/Special Presentation/4.3

4. Goon - Magnolia/Special Presentation/4.2

5. The Raid: Redemption - Sony Pictures Classics/Midnight Madness/4.1

6. Shame - Fox Searchlight/Special Presentation/3.9  *****

7. Monsieur Lazhar - Music Box/Special Presentation/2.0 (U.S. gross only)

8. The Deep Blue Sea - Music Box/Special Presentation/1.1

9. Where Do We Go Now? - Sony Pictures Classics/Special Presentation/0.5

10. The Hunter - Magnolia/Special Presentation/0.2

*****Sony Pictures Worldwide had acquired this earlier in 2011, but Sony Pictures Classics was announced as the US distributor after its Toronto showing

17 of the 20 top grossing films showed as either Galas or Special Presentations, with the other three from Contemporary World Cinema, Masters and Midnight Madness. Nine of the top 10 acquisitions were also Special Presentations, the other from Midnight Madness. This was an unusually top heavy showing for limited categories. In past years it has been common for films from other categories - Reel to Real (the documentary section, now called TFF Docs), Discoveries, Visions (now collapsed into other categories), as well as more numerous films from those which had little or no commercial after life among the 2011 films.

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  • Steve | September 14, 2012 12:57 PMReply

    Interesting. You mean Friends with Kids rather than Friends with Benefits, right? FWB is the Timberlake/Kunis movie.

    Also, I think Trespass made more like $13,000 (domestically at least), not $13 million. It got a token release a couple weeks before it hit DVD.

  • Tom Brueggemann | September 14, 2012 2:56 PM

    Thanks Steve for catching those.

    "Trespass" did do $13 million - unfortunately, that was the 1992 Walter Hill film, not Joel Schumacher's last year. And the "Friends" mixup also has been corrected, and the numbers changed and "Albert Nobbs" given its rightful place in the top 20.

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