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‘Wendy’ Leads Struggling New Releases at Indie Box Office

Benh Zeitlin’s “Wendy” took the lead amongst indie movies struggling to search out footing for his or her restricted launch openings this weekend, with the grittier tackle “Peter Pan” solely grossing $30,000 from its four-screen New York/Los Angeles launch for a $7,500 common.

It’s a far cry from Zeitlin’s Oscar-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which had a gap common of $42,425 in the summertime of 2012 and went on to gross $21 million worldwide. Starring Devin France as a lady who follows a reckless boy right into a world the place time is twisted, “Wendy” premiered at Sundance and acquired combined evaluations with a 40% Rotten Tomatoes rating. It will broaden to 10 extra cities subsequent weekend.

Sony Pictures Classics’ “Greed” opened this weekend to $28,496 from 4 screens for a mean of $7,124. From the actor-director staff of Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom, this satire of the style world and the ultra-rich has a 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The weakest platform opening was 101 Studios’ “Burden,” which gained the viewers award at Sundance in 2018. Despite that honor, the movie starring Forest Whitaker as a pastor who takes in a reformed former Ku Klux Klan member solely acquired a 50% Rotten Tomatoes rating and $20,142 from 5 screens for a $4,028 common.

The field workplace was higher for holdovers like Focus Features “Emma.,” which expanded to 97 screens this weekend and grossed $1.17 million for a complete of $1.47 million. NEON’s “Parasite” is beginning to wind down its theatrical run, however nonetheless took in $1.5 million this weekend to achieve a complete of $51.5 million, turning into the fourth non-English movie to gross over $50 million in North America. Finally, NEON’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” added $730,000 this weekend to carry is whole to $2.45 million.

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