‘First Reformed’ Nabs Top Spot; ‘Pope Francis’ Mixed: Specialty Box Office

Paul Schrader’s dramatic thriller First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, handily outpaced all new limited release titles over the weekend with a per-theater average of $25,067.
The A24 newcomer played four locations Friday to Sunday,…

Paul Schrader's dramatic thriller First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, handily outpaced all new limited release titles over the weekend with a per-theater average of $25,067. The A24 newcomer played four locations Friday to Sunday, grossing $100,270, the second highest gross of any limited-release title reporting numbers this weekend. The top grosser overall was Focus Features doc Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word, which is directed by Wim Wenders…

‘Pope Francis’ Docu Reaches Out As ‘On Chesil Beach’ Seeks Audience Intimacy – Specialty Box Office Preview

Focus Features is confident that crowds will know the man at the center of its weekend documentary release, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word. The film by Wim Wenders will have a fairly wide bow by nonfiction standards, in about 300 locations in North Am…

Focus Features is confident that crowds will know the man at the center of its weekend documentary release, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word. The film by Wim Wenders will have a fairly wide bow by nonfiction standards, in about 300 locations in North America this weekend. Bleecker Street is going with a more traditional limited-release pattern for On Chesil Beach, starring Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle and Emily Watson. Sundance Selects is opening That Summer, a documentary…

‘The Seagull’ & ‘Beast’ Top Crowded Market: ‘RBG’ Crosses $2M – Specialty Box Office

A dozen new specialty titles packed theaters this weekend. Sony Classics’ The Seagull and Roadside Attractions/30 West’s Beast edged out the competition, grossing $80,607 in six locations ($13,434 average) and $52,078 in four theaters ($13,020 average)…

A dozen new specialty titles packed theaters this weekend. Sony Classics' The Seagull and Roadside Attractions/30 West's Beast edged out the competition, grossing $80,607 in six locations ($13,434 average) and $52,078 in four theaters ($13,020 average) respectively. The big screen version of Russian dramatist Anton Checkhov's The Seagull opened in six New York and Los Angeles locations Friday, scoring the best per theater average of the specialty newcomers. Directed by…

Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan Fly With ‘The Seagull’; Olivia Holt Studies ‘Class Rank’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

An abundance of new Specialty releases will roll into theaters and on-demand this weekend, including newcomers with Hollywood A-listers such as Sony Pictures Classics’ drama The Seagull, based on the Chekhov play and starring Annette Bening, Saoi…

An abundance of new Specialty releases will roll into theaters and on-demand this weekend, including newcomers with Hollywood A-listers such as Sony Pictures Classics’ drama The Seagull, based on the Chekhov play and starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss. Olivia Holt, Skyler Gisondo, Kristin Chenoweth and Bruce Dern star in Cinedigm Entertainment’s comedy-romance Class Rank, making a day and date bow this weekend, while a cross-section of documentaries…

‘RBG’ Rules Limited-Release Newcomers; ‘Disobedience’ & ‘Let The Sunshine In’ Solid in Expansion: Specialty Box Office

UPDATED at 10:55AM PT with more numbers and analysis. Magnolia and Participant’s Sundance documentary RBG opened in 34 locations Friday with momentum behind it and it delivered a solid start.
Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the feature spotligh…

UPDATED at 10:55AM PT with more numbers and analysis. Magnolia and Participant's Sundance documentary RBG opened in 34 locations Friday with momentum behind it and it delivered a solid start. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the feature spotlighting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg grossed 560,000, or $16,471 per location, making it one of the top non-fiction releases of the year. The headway was all the more impressive given the long shadow of The Ave…

The Verdict Is In: ‘RBG’ Will Rule Limited-Release Debuts This Weekend: Specialty Preview

The Magnolia Pictures-Participant Media documentary RBG already has lured crowds with targeted buyout screenings and looks ready for a strong debut as it begins its regular run in theaters this weekend. Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s Sundance premi…

The Magnolia Pictures-Participant Media documentary RBG already has lured crowds with targeted buyout screenings and looks ready for a strong debut as it begins its regular run in theaters this weekend. Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s Sundance premiere about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is opening Friday in nearly three dozen locations, ready to peel off some audiences looking for an alternative to the second weekend of Avengers: Infinity War and other  big…

‘Disobedience’ Posts No. 2 Limited Bow of 2018; Claire Denis’ ‘Let The Sunshine In’ Sizzles in Debut: Specialty Box Office

UPDATED at 11:10AM PT with more numbers and analysis. It’s hard out here for a specialty release in the long shadow of The Avengers, but a few limited openers managed to put up some impressive results this weekend.
Fresh from an Oscar win for Bes…

UPDATED at 11:10AM PT with more numbers and analysis. It’s hard out here for a specialty release in the long shadow of The Avengers, but a few limited openers managed to put up some impressive results this weekend. Fresh from an Oscar win for Best Foreign Language Film for A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio scored with English-language drama/romance Disobedience, which had the second-best limited bow of 2018 on a per-theater average basis. The Bleecker Street title…