Bleecker Street’s sci-fi romantic comedy I’m your husband blown out – relatively speaking in today’s specialty market – with an average of $ 2,139 per. screen in 16 theaters in North America (12 US, four in Canada).
Directed by Maria Schrader films with Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens, it was the rare special film too late to pass $ 2K per. Limited release screen. New York and Los Angeles (Lincoln Square, Angelika in NY and The Landmark in LA) were standouts. It also played San Francisco, Boston, Washington, DC, Phoenix and Dallas. Bleecker is expanding into these markets next week, adding 15 new ones.
Stevens (Downton Abbey, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga) supported the film at a Q&A at Landmark Saturday. It has a 17-day exclusive theater window.
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Bleeker estimates an amount of $ 34,239. Friday, $ 10,377; Saturday, $ 14,727; and Sunday, $ 9,135. The film ranked 20thth at the North American box office this weekend.
Meanwhile, the young distributor is Utopia (Shiva baby) also encountered The planet, a dark comedy that explores today’s poverty, female lust and a complicated mother-daughter relationship. The movie – directed, written, produced and starring Spanish artist-turned-filmmaker Amalia Ulman-was well received at Sundance and opened in New York at the IFC Center for an estimated $ 7,181.
It adds the Museum of the Moving Image in NY and Landmark Westwood in LA next weekend and then expands to 10-15 more markets and to digital on October 8th.
The meta-mother-daughter, glam-grifter narrative was IFC’s best performer driven by questions and answers with Ulman Thurs.-Sat. nights. Her debut feature has been backed by a highly critical response — 96% to Rotten Tomatoes — a social media campaign by Utopia and by the artist who has a strong following (some of her projects have been Instagram-based). She also has fans in the art world, fashion and style that attract a generally younger crowd than the average at arthouse.
Utopia VP of Marketing and Distribution Kyle Greenberg said he is “excited” about the opening, especially as the specialty market is currently becoming crowded and theaters are extremely cautious about what they order. The figure “gives us a little wind in the sails,” he said as it seeks to build an audience and word of mouth and keep the film in cinemas.
“This is a project worth taking the risk on,” he said.
It depicts a daughter (Amalia Ulman) returning home after her father’s death, reconnected with her eccentric mother (real-life mother Ale Ulman, who makes her acting debut), the two bustle of maintaining a semblance of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of impending eviction. With Nacho Vigalondo and Zhou Chen. It ranked 23rdrd at the box office.
Elsewhere in specialty, Hamsini Entertainment published Love story (Telugu) in 271 locations for a weekend debut of $ 893,765. The film plays Naga Chaitanya, Sai Pallavi and is directed by Shekar Kammula. It was ranked 10thth.
As it gets wider, Searchlight estimates a 3-day gross of $ 621,000 for Tammy Faye’s eyes. The total gross for the image is now $ 1.53 million. In Week 2. It added over 900 new theaters over the weekend with the number of prints at 1,367. A new opening, Balcourt in Nashville, Tenn., Took first place. Also in the top ten were the Alamo in Brooklyn, AMC Lincoln Square in Manhattan, Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, the Alamo in Springfield Mo., Enzian Orlando, Nighthawk Williamsburg, Varsity in Toronto, Angelika NY and Grove in Los Angeles.
The Michael Showalter film stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Also in its second weekend, from Focus Features, Blue Bayou earned an estimated $ 155,000 in 487 theaters with an amount of $ 639,000. The distributors The card counter over the weekend, earned $ 290k in 739 theaters for a $ 395 PTA and a $ 2,396 million North American cume for Sunday.
Eyes, card counter and Blue Bayou ranked 11, 12 and 13 respectively.
Specialty movies, including some in Deadline’s Specialty Preview from Friday, do not release weekend gross until early in the week.
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