Joaquin Phoenix Outing ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Has Robust Bow; ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Crosses $12M: Specialty Box Office

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Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here, the first feature from the director since 2011, rocketed to a strong launch in its debut, grossing $129,911 in three theaters. It didn’t hurt that Ramsay and star Joaquin Phoenix made surprise appearances at the Arclight in Hollywood throughout the weekend. The Amazon Studios release had the fourth highest opening weekend average of 2018, pulling in $43,304 per location. Other specialty newcomers trailed well behind, though…