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‘Wild Rose’ Opens On Muted Weekend for Indie Box Office

NEON’s “Wild Rose,” a music drama starring Jessie Buckley that opened in New York and Los Angeles on 4 screens, paved the way on this weekend’s comparatively quiet indie field workplace.

The movie opened decently at $56,183 for a per display screen common of $14,046, however NEON had paid a hefty sum for the movie ultimately 12 months’s Toronto International Film Festival, with reviews placing the value at round $Four million. That’s roughly what the distributor paid for his or her first Oscar-winning launch, “I, Tonya,” which had a $66,039 common in its restricted launch en path to a $53.9 million international run.

Directed by Tom Harper, “Wild Rose” follows an ex-convict and single mom performed by Buckley who pursues her desires of being a rustic singer regardless of nonetheless being beneath curfew home arrest. Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters additionally star within the movie, which has been successful with critics with a 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Also opening on 4 screens was Magnolia Pictures’ “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” a documentary that premiered at this 12 months’s Sundance.” Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and sporting a 96% Rotten Tomatoes rating, the movie earned $44,000 for a median of $11,000.

In its second weekend, Focus’ “The Dead Don’t Die” took in $1.1 million from 690 theaters, giving it a 10-day whole of $4.75 million. A24’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” took in $413,589 from 72 theaters, bringing its whole to $1.34 million after three weekends.

Finally, two music documentaries have or will hit the $1 million mark this weekend. CBS Films’ “Pavarotti” added $409,000 in its third weekend from 135 screens, placing it in place to cross $1 million on Monday with a present whole of $992,000. Greenwich Entertainment’s “Echo in the Canyon” added $252,072 from 81 screens in its fifth weekend to carry its whole to $1.13 million.

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