Sideshow/Janus Films is projecting a $36k gross or $18k per theater average eight mountains Strongest opening weekend ever for the team behind, across two NYC screens drive my car And EO,
The Cannes co-jury prize-winning film by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeesh follows the decades-long friendship of Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) from Turin, who grow up in an isolated village in the Alps. It was Lincoln Center’s highest-grossing new release of 2023 and has the biggest per-screen average of any new European release so far this year.
This is the best opening of an Italian move Stateside since great beauty, said producer Ira Dutchman. The Fine Line Features founder and Columbia professor heads Cinema Made in Italy, an initiative sponsored by Cinecittà that contributes P&A funds to Italian films for American theatrical release.
He added that the film, based on Paolo Cagnetti’s 2016 best-selling novel, is “a crowd-pleaser, but not in a Hollywood way.” It opens in LA next weekend, expanding nationally after that.
Cinema Made in Italy is on top of what the distributor does to try to add value – in this case podcasts, web banners in Italian media and lots of direct email blasts to specific constituencies. It only supported films that guaranteed a long theatrical window, something Sideshow and Janus, along with Variance Films, were known for. eight mountains There is a 90 day window.
“The idea is to create a community, a sense of continuity [for] People who enjoy Italian films, said the Dutchman.
The next two are endorsing this: Emanuele Crialese’s Ok From Music Box Films and Carolina Cavalli Amanda From Oscilloscope Laboratories. Both premiered in Venice.
There’s also a significant contingent of Italian films at Cannes this year, led by Nanni Moretti Il Sole dell’Aveniremarco bellocchio rapito and Alice Rohrwacher la chimera,
Major feature openings this weekend: polite society From Focus Features grossed over $800k domestically in 927 theaters. The Sundance-premiering film features a debut performance by Nida Manzoor (we are lady parts,
Ponnin Selvan: Part IIThe latest installment of the Tamil epic, From the Film District, grossed a whopping $3.6 million across 600 screens, taking the No. 8. Lionsgate at the box office Sisu Earned $3.25 million from 1,006 views for 10th place.
Limited Release: of Abramorama nuclear now $9.8k from $4.9k per screen average seen in NY/LA from 2nd run. distributor 32 sounds Earned $9.2k at one New York location.
RMN For a $2.9k PSA from IFC Films, grossed $5.8k on two screens.
Holdover: ray romano somewhere in queens Week 2 from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions had an estimated 3-day gross of $321k on 499 screens, for a date of $1.3 million.
music box movie other people’s children Earned an estimated $14.9k in seven locations for two weeks. Estimated Earnings: $35,007
Sony Pictures Classics’ carmen Earned $10000 on 11 screens in the second week (up from 3 in the previous week). Low: $27,044.
A24’s Beau is scared The third week saw $1.4 million from 2,125 locations. That’s a low of $5.64 million for the Ari Aster film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Distributor also has Arrive Kelly Reichardt grossed $79k on 113 screens, for a total of $552k.
the wildlife From Picturehouse continued in week 3 with $56.3k on 13 screens with a PTA of $4.3k and a cume of $208.6k. Distrib said it opened strongly in Denver and Boulder, where Jimmy Chin and Chai Wasserhali have large followings of climbing and outdoor enthusiasts, and it didn’t. 1 at the Landmark Chase Artist, and Cinemark Century 16 in Boulder. Adds locations in Seattle, Portland and several other markets next week.
Oscilloscope Laboratories joyland Took $33.5k in Week 4 on 30 screens for a $134.3k low.