Antonio Banderas & Penelope Cruz’s ‘Official Competition’ Opens in NY/LA – Deadline
Opening of IFC Films Official competition with Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez at four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for an estimated three-day gross of $34,000 and a per-theater average of $8,500 for the comedy directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat after its US premiere at the Tribeca Party last week.
The film, presented in world premiere in competition in Venice. It expands to Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. next week before going nationwide on July 1.. “We are so thrilled to have this comedic gem connected to American audiences and look forward to its successful rollout,” said IFC Films President Arianna Bocco.
Focus Features has released its 2022 Sundance Film Festival pickup Brian and Charles in a large specialty opening of 279 theaters for an estimated three-day gross of $198,000, or $711 PTA. It’s no. 10 this weekend at the North American box office, which is increasingly crowded with tent poles.
Jim Archer’s quirky British feature about an inventor who builds and befriends a robot at Sundance had its UK premiere as the closing film of the Sundance Film Festival: London at the weekend last where he received the audience award of the festival. (The four-day event from Sundance to London featured the UK premieres of 12 films from the January festival.) Backed by the global theatrical reach of Universal Pictures International, it moves to the UK on July 8.
“The film will continue to find its audience in the weeks to come,” said Lisa Bunnell, president of national distribution for Focus Feature.
Distributors have been experimenting with release models, continuing to balance slower build platform releases to garner word of mouth, with opening wider when theaters are available and they can digitally target an audience and bring them in without too much expense.
indian movie Virata Parvam opened at 260 locations for a $117,000 first weekend for a PTA of $425 and a run-up of $174,000 through Sunday.
Apple’s Sundance Sensation Cha Cha real smooth by Cooper Raiff opened in select theaters but the streamer does not release receipts.
A vestige, Oscilloscope installer, reported an estimated total consumption of nearly $30,000 in week 3 across three screens. That’s $12,000 estimated this weekend for a PSA over $4,000. The sending off of the Columbus indie music scene by Noah Dixon and Ori Segev went from a screen in Ohio to the Quad Cinema and Landmark Westwood in New York and Los Angeles with sold-out shows at each. Ask of The performance at the Landmark Westwood was the theater’s best weekend gross so far this year. The film will expand to the top 20 markets and beyond in the coming weeks.
lost illusions from Music Box Films grossed nearly $16,000 in weekend 2 in nine theaters for a public service announcement of $1,776 and a cumulative of $41,091.
And to note from time to time, A24 Everything everywhere all at onceby Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the film credited with launching an indie/arthouse revival, is No. 7 at the Week 13 box office with an estimated $65 million.