‘Isle of Dogs’ Stays Atop Indie Box Office in Second Weekend as ‘Gemini’ Opens

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Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs” is still atop the indie box office on Easter weekend, grossing an estimated $2.8 million after expanding to 165 screens for the top per screen average of the weekend with $17,030.

With this result, Wes Anderson’s latest film will have a ten-day total of $5.9 million, with the film expanding to 450-500 screens next weekend followed by a nationwide release the weekend after.

Among newcomers, Sundance Selects’ “Love After Love” had the highest PSA with $11,263 from an exclusive engagement at Laemmle’s Town Center in Encino, CA. Directed by Russell Harbaugh, the film stars Andie MacDowell as a mourning widow who tries to find new love while dealing with her two sons who struggle to cope with their father’s death in their own way. The film has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes from 15 reviews.

Also debuting this weekend is the Neon thriller “Gemini,” which stars Lola Kirke as a Hollywood assistant who must clear her name while being pursued by a determined cop (John Cho) after her starlet boss (Zoe Kravitz) is murdered. Debuting on four screens, the film made $34,184 for a PSA of $8,546.

Elsewhere, IFC’s “The Death of Stalin” is nearing the $4 million mark after making $1.45 million from 484 screens in its fourth weekend, while Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Leisure Seeker” passed the $1 million mark in its fourth weekend after making $248,622 from 155 screens. Finally, SPC’s Oscar winner “Call Me By Your Name” is nearing $18 million from its run, adding $45,276 in its 19th weekend.

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