‘The Death of Stalin’ Has Best Specialty Debut of 2018; ‘The Shape of Water’ Crosses $61M Post-Oscar

IFC Films put some zest into the specialty box office with the launch of its Toronto debut The Death of Stalin, starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Simon Russell.
The comedy, directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop) posted the year’s best opening weekend PTA among the specialties, gross more than $181K in just four theaters.
Other new limited releases were mixed. Focus Features opened drama-thriller Thoroughbreds in 549 theaters Friday…

IFC Films put some zest into the specialty box office with the launch of its Toronto debut The Death of Stalin, starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Simon Russell. The comedy, directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop) posted the year's best opening weekend PTA among the specialties, gross more than $181K in just four theaters. Other new limited releases were mixed. Focus Features opened drama-thriller Thoroughbreds in 549 theaters Friday…

Steve Buscemi Gets Laughs In ‘The Death of Stalin’; Charlotte Rampling Stars As ‘Hannah’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

As a new post-Oscars cycle begins, Specialty winners should see a bump in the box office this weekend with added runs while new titles enter theaters with audiences looking to spring and beyond. IFC Films is rolling out comedy The Death of Stalin, which had a fall festival run. Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale and Andrea Riseborough, the feature takes a crack at one of the last century’s most notorious dictators and his cronies. On a…

As a new post-Oscars cycle begins, Specialty winners should see a bump in the box office this weekend with added runs while new titles enter theaters with audiences looking to spring and beyond. IFC Films is rolling out comedy The Death of Stalin, which had a fall festival run. Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale and Andrea Riseborough, the feature takes a crack at one of the last century's most notorious dictators and his cronies. On a…

‘Itzhak’ Lands Greenwich Entertainment Deal, Gets March Release

Itzhak, the Alison Chernick-directed documentary that served as the opening-night film at the most recent Hamptons Film Festival, has been acquired by newbie distributor Greenwich Entertainment. The plan is for a theatrical release nationwide beginning March 9 in New York.
It will be broadcast as part of PBS’ American Masters series in October.
The film, which takes an in-depth look at Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the world’s best violinist, will be the first…

Itzhak, the Alison Chernick-directed documentary that served as the opening-night film at the most recent Hamptons Film Festival, has been acquired by newbie distributor Greenwich Entertainment. The plan is for a theatrical release nationwide beginning March 9 in New York. It will be broadcast as part of PBS' American Masters series in October. The film, which takes an in-depth look at Itzhak Perlman, widely considered the world’s best violinist, will be the first…