Bleecker Street’s sci-fi romantic comedy I’m Your Man blasted off – comparatively talking in in the present day’s specialty market – with a per display screen common of $2,139 in 16 theaters in North America (12 U.S., 4 in Canada).
Directed by Maria Schrader movie with Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens, it was the uncommon specialty movie of late to cross $2K per display screen in restricted launch. New York and Los Angeles (Lincoln Square, the Angelika in NY and The Landmark in LA) had been standouts. It additionally performed San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Dallas. Bleecker will increase in these markets subsequent week and add 15 new ones.
Stevens (Downton Abbey, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga) supported the movie at a Q&A on the Landmark Saturday. It has a 17-day unique theatrical window.
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Bleeker estimates a cume of $34,239. Friday, $10,377; Saturday, $14,727; and Sunday, $9,135. The movie ranked 20th on the North American field office this weekend.
Meanwhile, younger distributor Utopia (Shiva Baby) additionally made a splash with El Planeta, a darkish comedy exploring modern poverty, feminine want and an advanced mother-daughter relationship. The movie — directed, written, produced by and starring Spanish artist-turned-filmmaker Amalia Ulman — was effectively acquired at Sundance and opened in New York on the IFC Center to an estimated $7,181.
It provides the Museum of the Moving Image in NY and the Landmark Westwood in LA subsequent weekend then expands to 10-15 extra markets and onto digital Oct. 8.
The meta mother-daughter, glam-grifter story was IFC’s high performer pushed by Q&A’s with Ulman Thurs.-Sat. nights. Her debut function has been backed by a robust important response – 96% on Rotten Tomatoes — a social media marketing campaign by Utopia and by the artist, who has a robust following (a few of her initiatives have been Instagram-based). She additionally has followers in artwork world, vogue and magnificence, attracting a usually youthful crowd than the arthouse common.
Utopia VP of Marketing and Distribution Kyle Greenberg stated he’s “thrilled” with the opening, particularly because the specialty market is at present getting crowded and theaters are extraordinarily cautious about what they guide. The quantity “gives us some wind in our sails,” he stated because it seeks to build an viewers and phrase of mouth and maintain the movie in theaters.
“This is a project worth taking the risk on,” he stated.
It portrays a daughter (Amalia Ulman) returning house after the loss of life of her father who reconnects along with her eccentric mom (actual life mother Ale Ulman, making her performing debut), The two hustle to keep up a semblance of their middle-class way of life within the face of impending eviction. With Nacho Vigalondo and Zhou Chen. It ranked 23rd on the field office.
Elsewhere in specialty, Hamsini Entertainment launched Love Story (Telugu) in 271 places for a weekend debut of $893,765. The movie stars Naga Chaitanya, Sai Pallavi and is directed by Shekar Kammula. It was ranked10th.
Going wider, Searchlight estimates a 3-day gross of $621K for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye. The cumulative gross for the image now stands at $1.53M in week 2. It added over 900 new theatres this weekend with the print rely at 1,367. A brand new opening, the Balcourt in Nashville, Tenn., took the highest spot. Also within the high ten had been the Alamo in Brooklyn, AMC Lincoln Square in Manhattan, Sunset 5 in West Hollywood, Alamo in Springfield Mo., Enzian Orlando, Nighthawk Williamsburg, Varsity in Toronto, Angelika NY, and the Grove in Los Angeles.
The Michael Showalter movie stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Also in its second weekend, from Focus Features, Blue Bayou grossed an estimated $155,000 in 487 theatres with a cume of $639,000. The distrib’s The Card Counter in weekend 3 earned $290k in 739 theaters for a PTA of $395 and a North American cume via Sunday of $2.396M.
Eyes, Card Counter and Blue Bayou ranked, respectively, at 11, 12 and 13.
Specialty movies, together with some featured in Deadline’s Specialty Preview from Friday, don’t launch weekend grosses till early within the week.