The specialist box office regained its luster this weekend with four new titles starting with the photo from Gravitas Ventures Our friend with Jason Segel, Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson.
The drama directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite based on the book by Matthew Teague The friend: love is not a bad word debuted in 543 sites and reported $ 250,000 on its first weekend with an average per screen of $ 460. That bodes well for the drama which currently sits at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and has thrown its hat in the ring for awards season.
The film fell apart from a typical day and release date as Gravitas used a focused, focused exhibitor marketing approach. Apart from Wonder Woman 1984, which was a SVOD version, Our friend debuted as the biggest opening for a day and date film since October 16. It is expected to expand next weekend to around 750 locations.
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Another day and date title, Steven Kostanski PG: Psycho Goreman reported an estimate $ 44,500 on 45 screens, for an average per screen of $ 989. With its B-movie charm, the horror comedy from RLJE Films has a strong 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Western drama from IFC Films No Man’s Land starring Frank Grillo debuted on demand and opened in 255 theaters nationwide for an estimated weekend of $ 62K for an average per theater of $ 243.
To complete this weekend’s theatrical debut, Vertical Entertainment Brothers by blood. With 91 races in its first weekend, Jérémie Guez’s crime drama reported $ 30,000 with an average per screen of $ 326.
Other notable titles this weekend are Lionsgate Fatal, which continues to perform fairly well as its cume crosses the $ 5 million mark in its sixth weekend as Focus Features’ Promising young woman reached around $ 4 million with his cume on his fifth weekend.
Brothers by blood (Vertical entertainment) Week 1 [91 Theaters] Weekend $ 30,000; Average $ 326
No Man’s Land (IFC Films) Week 1 [255 Theaters] Weekend $ 62,000; Average $ 243
Our friend (Gravitas Ventures) Week 1 [543 Theaters]; Weekend $ 250,000; Average $ 460
PG: Psycho Goreman (RLJE Films) Week 1 [45 Screens]; $ 44,500; Average $ 989
American skin (Vertical entertainment) – Week 2 [70 Theaters] ; Weekend $ 37,000; Average of $ 523; Cume $ 87,000
Don’t tell a soul (Saban Films) – Week 2 [105 Theaters] Weekend $ 44,000; Average of $ 422; Cume $ 126,000
MLK / FBI (IFC Films) – Week 2 [79 Theaters] Weekend $ 5,000; $ 63 on average; Cume $ 40,406
THIRD WEEKEND + HOLDOVERS
Come play (Focus Features) – Week 13 [166 Theaters]; Weekend $ 100,000; Average of $ 602; Cume $ 9,949,000
Fatal (Lionsgate) – Week 6 [1,132 theaters]; Weekend $ 423,000; Average of $ 374; Cume $ 5,281,000
half brothers (Focus Features) – Week 8 [108 Theaters]; Weekend $ 35,000; $ 324 on average; Cume $ 2,235,000
Pinocchio (Roadside attractions) – Week 5 [602 Screens]; Weekend $ 122,660; $ 204 on average; Cume $ 1,527,538
Promising young woman (Focus Features) – Week 5 [1,236 Theaters]; Weekend $ 400,000; $ 324 on average; Cume $ 4,000,000
War with grandfather (101 Studios) – Week 16 [507 Theaters] Weekend $ 163,944; $ 323 on average; Cume $ 19,469,358