'Cold in July' rakes in $40k in opening weekend

Source: IFC Films
Source: IFC Films

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - "Cold in July," a film based off a Nacogdoches author's book, collected $40,800 in its opening weekend.

Joe Lansdale's book-turned-movie ranked 47th among movies across the nation over the weekend, which is not a very fair comparison, as it was limited to just six theaters.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opened at No. 1 in the box office, grossing more than $90 million in 3,996 theaters.

"Cold" averaged $6,800 per theater, which was more than 33 of the top 35 movies at the box office.

"Cold in July" is the story of an East Texas man who runs into trouble with a murderous ex-con and soon finds himself spinning in a web of lies and violence. It stars Michael C. Hall, Sam Sheppard and Don Johnson.

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