Amazon Studios saved the indie field workplace sizzling streak working this weekend with the Los Angeles/New York launch of “Honey Boy,” Shia LaBoeuf’s semi-autobiographical drama that earned vital acclaim at this yr’s Sundance for each the previous “Transformers” star and director Alma Har’el.
Released on 4 screens, the movie earned $288,824 for a powerful per-screen common of $72,206. It’s Amazon’s strongest display screen common for the reason that studio started distributing movies on it’s personal in 2017, topping the $61,576 common earned by “Late Night” this previous summer time. The final Amazon launch with a mean this excessive was “The Big Sick,” co-distributed with Lionsgate, which earned $84,315 per display screen.
“Honey Boy” at present stands as one of many prime 5 common of the yr alongside releases like “Parasite” and “Avengers: Endgame,” with Amazon reporting offered out screenings at The Landmark Los Angeles, AMC Lincoln Square and Arclight Hollywood. In the case of the latter, Arclight decided through the weekend to maneuver screenings of the movie into the famed Cinerama Dome to fulfill viewers demand.
LaBoeuf wrote “Honey Boy” throughout his time in rehab and stars within the movie as James Lort, a personality primarily based on his abusive father who hovered over him throughout his time as a Disney Channel little one star. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges play Otis Lort, a troubled younger actor that represents LaBoeuf at totally different levels in his life. The movie has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and can broaden into the highest 15 markets over the following two weekends earlier than a large launch timed to the announcement of Golden Globe nominations.
Among holdovers, Fox Searchlight expanded “Jojo Rabbit” to 802 screens, grossing just below $four million this weekend to deliver its whole to $9.1 million. NEON’s “Parasite” earned $2.5 million from 603 screens for a complete of $11.2 million after 5 weekends, and A24’s “The Lighthouse” added $865,000 from 683 screens for a complete of $8.Eight million after 4 weekends.
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