It was not “all right, all right, all right” for Matthew McConaughey on the field workplace this weekend, as his newest movie “The Beach Bum” suffered the weakest extensive opening of the Oscar winner’s profession.
Released by NEON on 1,100 screens and directed by Harmony Korine, the almost plot-free stoner comedy solely grossed $1.eight million, rating 10th amongst all movies this weekend. By comparability, Korine’s earlier movie, 2012’s “Spring Breakers,” opened to $4.eight million from 1,104 screens, whereas McConaughey’s earlier low for extensive releases (1,000+ screens) was the 2017 movie “Gold,” which opened to $3.Four million from 2,166 screens.
Even certainly one of McConaughey’s extra restricted openings had a much bigger launch than “Beach Bum.” Back in 2013, the actor starred within the Jeff Nichols drama “Mud,” which earned $2.2 million in its opening on 363 screens.
“The Beach Bum” premiered earlier this month at SXSW, however critics have been blended on the movie’s humor and seemingly lack of a cohesive narrative. The movie earned a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 52 p.c.
For NEON, its a disappointing snap to a successful streak it has loved since final summer time on the documentary entrance. The distributor launched one of many huge hits of final 12 months’s doc craze with the Oscar nominated “Three Identical Strangers,” which grossed $12.Three million. This month, NEON launched one other critically acclaimed doc, “Apollo 11,” which has grossed $7.6 million up to now.
Documentaries might as soon as once more get NEON again heading in the right direction, as their Aretha Franklin doc “Amazing Grace” will hit theaters subsequent weekend. This summer time can even see NEON launch essentially the most risqué doc to return out of SXSW 2018, “This One’s for the Ladies,” which tells the story of a New Jersey group that finds an unlikely place to bond: a kids’s karate studio that’s remodeled on Thursday nights right into a male strip membership.
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