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‘Emma.’ Opens Strong, as ‘Parasite’ Nears $50 Million at

Focus Features’ “Emma.” opened sturdy on 5 screens in Los Angeles and New York this weekend, grossing an estimated $230,000 and a $46,000 per-screen common, which is the report for PSAs in 2020.

By comparability, the 2018 Focus interval piece “Mary Queen of Scots” had a $49,000 common from a four-screen launch. But whereas that movie debuted within the top of the This fall awards season, “Emma.” will attempt to leg out to a run of at the least $15 million, probably $20 million in a less-crowded market. Reviews have been very constructive at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn and Bill Nighy, “Emma.” is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy a couple of queen bee in excessive society that should navigate the perils of coming of age in a social class the place everybody expects her to marry… whether or not she needs to or not. Autumn de Wilde directed the movie from an tailored screenplay by Eleanor Catton.

Meanwhile, NEON continues to journey excessive within the specialty market as Best Picture winner “Parasite” netted one other $3.1 million from 1,803 screens. With a complete of slightly below $49 million, this week it’ll develop into solely the fourth non-English movie in American field workplace historical past to gross $50 million. The different three movies are “Hero,” “Life Is Beautiful” and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” which grossed a non-English report $128 million within the U.S. in 2000.

NEON additionally has “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” in theaters, increasing it to 130 screens in its second weekend. The movie added $715,000 this weekend for a $5,500 common and a complete of $1.45 million.

Finally, there’s Lionsgate/Pantelion’s “Las Pildoras de mi Novio” (“My Boyfriend’s Meds”), a Mexican romantic comedy a couple of advertising exec who falls in love with a charismatic mattress retailer proprietor, solely to find that he suffers from an infinite array of maladies that require him to take an equally infinite quantity of treatment on daily basis. Released by Lionsgate on 350 screens, the movie grossed $1.42 million this weekend for a median of $4,071.

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