It’s not usually that the indie field workplace overlaps with the highest of the general field workplace, however such was the case this weekend with Focus Features/Carnival’s “Downton Abbey,” which was solely outperformed by “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” for the highest per display screen common.
Sony Pictures Classics’ “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” earned that prime spot, opening in a standard four-screen, Los Angeles/New York indie launch and grossed $42,364 for a mean of $10,591.
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer (“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”), “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” compiles the historical past of one in all America’s most notorious far-right political influencers and “fixers.” Cohn, who served as chief counsel for Sen. Joseph McCarthy through the Red Scare within the 1950s and later served because the mentor and lawyer for Donald Trump, was disbarred in 1986 for unethical conduct. The movie has a 75% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
The second-highest per display screen common of the weekend — and the second-highest opening for any vast launch specialty movie ever — goes to “Downton Abbey.” With $31 million from 3,076 screens, it made a per display screen common of $10,068. The solely indie launch with the next opening is The Weinstein Company’s launch of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” which opened to $38 million in 2009.
The interval drama and continuation of the TV collection of the identical identify additionally edged out the opening weekend of one other TWC/Tarantino movie, “Django Unchained,” which opened to $30 million in 2012. Check out our total field workplace report for extra on “Downton”‘s large weekend.
Prior to the weekend, Fathom Events loved probably the most profitable field workplace week in firm historical past with greater than $3.6 million grossed from a wide range of particular occasion screenings. The prime grosser was “The Game Changers,” a documentary in regards to the rise of vegan diets amongst skilled athletes like NBA All-Star Chris Paul and tennis legend Novak Djokovic. James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan served as government producers on the movie, which grossed over $1 million throughout mid-week runs.
This weekend, Fathom additionally continued screenings of “Promare,” the colourful mecha anime movie from Studio Trigger that was co-distributed with Fathom by longtime anime accomplice GKIDS. The movie grossed $88,000 this weekend from particular screenings at 31 places, bringing its cume to $811,504.
Finally, amongst holdovers, Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon” and Roadside Attractions’ “The Peanut Butter Falcon” every added simply over $1 million this weekend. “Brittany” now has a complete of $5.2 million after 5 weekends, whereas “Peanut Butter Falcon” stands at $16.7 million after seven weekends.
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