At the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the quirky time travel dramedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" debuted to an enthusiastic audience. The film got a more muted response in theaters five months later, as it opened this weekend with a good-but-not-great $100,000, according to an estimate from distributor FilmDistrict.
Playing in nine theaters, that amounted to a so-so per-location average of $11,000. The movie, about a magazine writer investigating a man who wants to travel back in time, features filmmaker-actor Mark Duplass and "Parks and Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza. Next weekend, the film will expand to 50 theaters, and will be in about 120 cinemas nationwide by June 22.