Damsels In Distress and We Have A Pope lead a new crop of specialty releases for the holiday weekend, with Sony Pioctures Classics’ Damsels averaging a robust $16,050 in four theaters and a total of $64,200 while Sundance Selects’ Pope averaged a solid $10,133 at three locations and total of $31,500. Director Whit Stillman’s first feature since Last Days Of Disco (1998), Damsels had originally been intended for release by the now long defunct Warner Independent when the director first approached Castle Rock with the concept, but was eventually picked up by Sony Pictures Classics.
Brian Brooks is managing editor of MovieLine. Newcomers and holdovers came in flat in an unmemorable weekend for Specialty Box Office. The Loneliest Planet bowed solid with a $10,200 average in two locations. Sundance Selects will t... Read Post
Brian Brooks is a Deadline contributor. Fox Searchlight’s Trance seduced the Specialty Box Office this weekend, grabbing the top spot in the averages game, though DIY release Upstream Color and Sony Classics’ The Company You Keep bo... Read Post
Among the upcoming Easter weekend’s new specialty releases is a feature about a fictional election of a reluctant pope, a fan’s view of a uber popular summer festival, a Willem Dafoe starrer set in one of earth’s most remote corners... Read Post