Brett Morgen’s kaleidoscopic ode to David Bowie landed at no 10 in North America this weekend, singing up $1.225 million on 170 screens – solely Imax (159 U.S. areas, 11 in Canada).

The $7,207 PSA for the Neon distributed Moonage Daydream – increasing to about 600 screens subsequent week — was the most effective of the ten, which all debuted on north of two,000 screens.

Directed, written and produced by Morgen, Moonage is the primary music doc opening put up pandemic, and the most effective opening for a post-Covid documentary on much less than 200 screens, second solely to Roadrunner (Focus Features), which went out on 900+ screens its opening weekend in April of 2021. Over the final 52 weeks, Searchlight PicturesThe French Dispatch was the one movie launched (October, 2021) on fewer than 200 screens to surpass a $1.2M gross, Neon famous. Morgen hosted almost offered out Q&A’s opening weekend on the TCL Chinese Theater in LA.

The doc took in $592k Fri./$373k Sat./$260k Sun.

As famous in Friday’s column, Searchlight Pictures returned this weekend after an extended theatrical hiatus (since Nightmare Alley final Dec.) to a stable $3.1M debut for See How They Run on 2,404 screens. The Agatha Christie-spoof whodunit starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan was fourth on the field workplace. Searchlight has been directing fare to Hulu however is again on the large display now, injecting much-needed bulk into the specialty box office for the remainder of the 12 months and into subsequent.

Elsewhere in specialty: The Silent Twins from Focus Features opened at a $102K on 279 screens for a PTA of $365 for this advanced, true story by Agnieszka Smoczynska that debuted at Cannes. Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance star as twin sisters who solely communicated with each other, making a wealthy world to flee the troubling actuality of their very own lives. Based on a best-selling e book. It’s the English language debut of Smoczynska, and Wright’s first producing function.

And IFC Films opened God’s Country from director Julian Higgins, starring Emmy and BAFTA Award winner Thandiwe Newton, in 785 theaters. The neo-western thriller that had its world premiere at Sundance, grossed an estimated $300,000 throughout the nation with a PSA of $382. Adapted from James Lee Burke’s quick story Winter Light. “Thandiwe Newton provides a profession defining efficiency and we’re delighted to have the ability to deliver this movie to audiences throughout the nation,” stated IFC Films President Arianna Bocco.

Specialty distributors hoping for a revival within the the market are saying its solely excellent news for specialty that three of the highest 5 movies wide-release movies this weekend have a some mixture of low-budget indie cred (Pearl was conceived of and written by West in quarantine forward of taking pictures X), enchantment to adults, See How They Run, and to girls, which repped almost 60% of ticket patrons for The Woman King.

Specialty holdovers: Hockeyland from Greenwich Entertainment grossed $50,000 on 148 screens for a PSA of $341 and a complete cume in week two of $92,516.

 

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