Oscar-winning stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman have had their fair share of box-office success in the past decade, but -- unfortunately for their sake -- you can't count 'Trespass' as one of them. Just how did the barely released home invasion thriller from director Joel Schumacher do over the weekend? Try $18,200 total, good for a per-screen average of just $1,820. (If theatrical distributor Millenium Entertainment was hoping to purchase a Ford Focus with the returns from 'Trespass,' they'll have to scrounge up another thousand bucks.) Where does that rank among Cage and Kidman's worst openings ever?
Pretty high! For Cage, it's his worst opening since 'Sonny' earned just $17,639 on opening weekend back in 2002. Because 'Sonny' was only on six screens, though, its per-screen average was higher than 'Trespass.' The same is true of 'Deadfall' and 'Red Rock West,' two Cage films released in 1993 and 1994 which opened with lower earnings, but had higher per-screen numbers than the new thriller.
For Kidman, 'Trespass' represents a career worst per-screen result, with only 'Flirting' in 1992 earning less on opening weekend.
On the bright side, 'Trespass' performed markedly better than Schumacher's last outing, the practically ignored 'Twelve.' Released last fall, that film earned just $477 per screen during its opening frame. With numbers like that, you can almost buy an iPad!
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