Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Bow-Wows Solidly; ‘The Death of Stalin’ Crosses $2M: Specialty Box Office

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Wes Anderson's stop-motion-animated Isle Of Dogs opened via Fox Searchlight in 27 theaters, grossing $1.57M and averaging $58,148, tops for any 2018 opener to date despite being the widest-ever Anderson opener. The film, which had its world premiere last month in Berlin, has caused ripples of controversy in some quarters for its depiction of Japanese culture, though critics have largely sparked to it. The film will…