Millennium Entertainment connected with two limited releases -- "The Iceman" and "What Maise Knew" -- at the specialty box office this weekend.
"The Iceman," which features Michael Shannon as real-life mob killer Richard Kuklinski, opened in four theaters and took in $93,149 for a glossy $23,287 per-screen average. Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta co-star in the film, directed and co-written by Ariel Vroman.
"What Maise Knew" debuted in a single New York theater and brought in $23,248.
Alexander Skarsgard, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan star in "What Maise Knew," a modern-day version of the classic Henry James novel. Scott McGehee and David Siegel direct.
Set in current-day New York, the film chronicles the falling-apart of a family as seen through the eyes of a six-year-old girl who watches the grown-ups around her behave like children.
"This has been a great, solid start for both films," said Millennium Chief Executive Bill Lee said. "'The Iceman' delivered. We expect the film to continue to expand and play throughout the summer."
He was encouraged by the showing of "Maise," too.
"With stellar reviews, the film posted the largest per screen average at the Angelika this weekend," he said. "We believe that this is just the beginning of a very long, successful run."
More to come ...