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‘The Farewell’ Continues Strong Run at Indie Box Office

The Farewell Lulu Chang and  Awkwafina, "The Farewell"

Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap

Word of mouth continues to unfold properly for A24’s “The Farewell,” which started its enlargement on the indie field workplace this weekend and grossed $1.17 million from 35 screens for a robust second weekend common of $33,743.

With a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, “The Farewell” earned sellout screenings in some main cities this weekend after it drew the highest per display screen common of the yr in its Los Angeles/New York rollout every week in the past. With a complete of $1.67 million now grossed, Lulu Wang’s movie will broaden once more to further high markets subsequent weekend earlier than going huge on Aug. 2, hoping to show three weeks value of buzz amongst arthouse moviegoers right into a repute as a quieter different to “Hobbs & Shaw.”

Last week’s different large indie launch, Bleecker Street’s “The Art of Self Defense,” expanded wider to 550 screens, grossing $1 million for a per display screen common of $1,919.

NEON additionally expanded their documentary “Apollo 11”– which was in restricted launch within the U.S. in March – to 107 screens in timing with the 50th anniversary of the famed moon touchdown, grossing $75,000 to push its complete previous $9 million. NEON additionally noticed its nation music drama “Wild Rose” cross the $1 million mark in its fifth weekend, grossing $255,000 from 195 screens.

On the brand new launch entrance, Sony Pictures Classics launched the music documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name” on 4 screens this weekend, grossing $41,050 for a per display screen common of $10,263. Directed by A.J. Eaton, the movie exhibits the people musician re-examining his life and profession with unflinching honesty. It has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 96% with 28 opinions logged.

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