‘Boyhood’ crosses $10 million mark
“Boyhood” moved from 311 to 507 theaters Aug. 8, which helped the Richard Linklater movie break the $10 million mark. It has grossed a total of $10,537,122 as of Aug. 12.
This makes “Boyhood” the third highest grossing film in IFC Films’ history (which this column predicted a few weeks ago), and the third highest of Linklater’s career, after the studio pictures “School of Rock,” which grossed $81 million, and “The Bad News Bears,” which grossed $32 million). “Boyhood” is slated to expand into more theaters today, which starts its sixth weekend of release.
In other Linklater news, the Hollywood Reporter noted that Linklater is no longer slated to direct the remake of “The Incredible Mr. Limpet,” a movie to which he had been attached since 2011. Instead, Linklater will pursue “That’s What I’m Talking About,” a semi-autobiographical “college movie” set in the 1980s Linklater has been thinking about for some time. He mentioned the project in our interview in March: “I would sure like to do it. It’s hard to say now where it would fit in.” I guess he found the room.