Sharp Open for Spielberg's "The Fabelmans" on "Wakanda" Weekend - Specialized Box Office

Sharp Open for Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” on “Wakanda” Weekend – Specialized Box Office

The Fabelmans grossed around $160,000 this weekend at four theaters in New York and Los Angeles. That’s an average of $40,000 per screen, on par with recent strong (post-Covid) specialty openings like The Banshees of Inisherin (at $45,000 PSA) and Tar (also $40,000), both on four screens as well, reflecting a strong recovery in the specialty space. Spielberg’s written, directed and produced semi-autobiographical tale debuted in one of the biggest openings of the year with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The Universal Pictures release has the potential to generate strong weekday business from older demos (U’s ticket to paradise a) who don’t feel the need to rush the opening weekend, especially with Wakanda fever, or weekends in general. It’s gearing up to expand to 600 screens on Nov. 23 and will likely go beyond that given an A movie score, 90% certified fresh ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with audiences/reviews, strong word of mouth and more. commercial appeal than certain other specialties. movies in the market.

With Gabriel LaBelle, Michele Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen and Judd Hirsch, Fabelmans racked up $60,000 on Friday, including Thursday previews; $58,000 Saturday – a better than expected take indicating strong word of mouth; and a Sunday estimated at $43,000.

“With The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg has crafted one of his most personal stories to date, an incredible universal coming-of-age story that clearly resonated with audiences this weekend,” said Jim Orr, Head of Cast. National from Universal Pictures. “We have no doubt the film will captivate audiences throughout the holiday season,” he said.

Checking in on other fares in an increasingly crowded and busy space: Banshees, from Searchlight Pictures, grossed $1.7 million in week three at 960 theaters, no. 7 at the North American box office, for an estimated $5.8 million. The distributor said Martin McDonagh’s film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson continues to outperform in Canada with three of its highest-grossing theaters there. The Angelika in New York was a standout Saturday, and the movie saw strong numbers at the Alamo Drafthouse chain, Nighthawk theaters in Brooklyn, and AMC Lincoln Square.

Tar by Todd Field with Cate Blanchett, on 359 screens in week six, saw a weekend estimate of $343,000 and a sum of $4.5 million.

Cannes Palme d’Or triangle of sadnessby Neon, grossed $250,800 from 184 screens, also in week six, grossing $3.5 million.

After Sun by A24 by Charlotte Wells and starring Paul Mescal grossed $139,900 from 92 screens for a cumulative $535,000.

by Ali Abassi holy spider from Utopia expanded outside of NY and Los Angeles this weekend with additional races in San Francisco, Austin and Philadelphia. The Danish Best International Film entry will add new markets in the coming weeks, including Chicago and Denver Friday as well as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver with Canadian distribution partner Sphere. The film earned $20,000 in its third week across eight screens grossing $66.6,000.

Since Friday, Mubi’s Decision to leave by Park Chan-wook had grossed $252,000 from 169 screens for a cumulative $1.23 million in Week 4.

Until from UAR grossed $618,200 from 1,358 runs for over $8 million. The movie Chinonye Chukwu was no. 9 at the weekend box office.

Chez Dina Amer you look like me went from one screen to two in week 2 for a total run of $33.5,000. The filmmakers are independently distributing the film, produced by Riz Ahmed, Spike Lee, Spike Jonze and Alma Har’el.

The reissue of RRR grossed $10,478 this weekend at the Music Box Theater in Chicago, bringing “encoRRRe”‘s gross to $262,000 in Week 24. Variance is taking the film on an awards campaign tour, upcoming screenings at Santa Barbara and LA.

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