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This week, Atlas Entertainment’s The girl who believes in miracles jumped to 900 races in 175 markets (up from 640 races in 154 markets) as it hit its best weekend at $ 604,000, its cumulative box office total doubling to $ 1,326,000. In its second weekend, the Rich Correll-directed drama posts the best numbers for this weekend’s specialty box office.
Roadside attractions / Lionsgate’s The mail fell 26% on Friday after finishing with a weekend of $ 437,000. Its total at the box office is $ 4,908,000.
Independent Indian characteristics Vakeel Saab and Karnan performed strongly in their markets, achieving the highest per-screen averages of any specialty box office movie. Both movies cost an average of $ 1,000 or more per screen, far surpassing any other movie on the list.
Two new movies debuted this weekend: horror movie Tenuous (Magnet release) and Moffie (IFC), a scathing take on the toxic masculinity of South African apartheid. Tenuous posted around $ 47,000 on 132 screens while Moffie made about $ 14,000 on 51 screens.
Saban Films’ Wrong turn continues to perform at the specialized soundtrack with an estimated amount of $ 35,000 on a humble 48 screens, totaling $ 1,064,000.
Oscar nominated spinoffs Promising young woman (Focus features) and Minari (A24) posted slightly weaker performance this week, but still show promise. If they keep doing well we could see Promising young woman and Minari cross the cume of $ 7 million and $ 3 million, respectively.