‘Theatre Camp’ rocks the box office – Deadline

Sundance-Winning Original Comedy from Searchlight Pictures theater camp The opening weekend grossed an estimated $281,172 or $46.9k per theater at six locations – the best limited opening ever for the distributor jojo rabbit in the fall of 2019 ($349k across five locations). This is what happened when A Cinemascore film overtook Searchlight on Sunday the banshees of inishrein The four-theater debut last year.

This number is higher than Searchlight estimated and the demographic mix is ​​surprising at more than 50% 25-34 year olds,” said SVP Frank Rodriguez. “We did not expect this. These were young spectators. We also found a lot of old demos. It’s a wonderful place to live.”

AMC Lincoln Square and Alamo Brooklyn led the way theater camp Second highest weekend gross per booking Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, It topped Angelica. The LA locations are AMC Century City, The Grove, and AMC Burbank. The film will expand next weekend to select markets including Austin, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco, Washington DC and Toronto, then to 600-800 locations by August.

Tony Award winners Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star as lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a shabby New York theater camp that is thrown into jeopardy when its founder (Amy Sedaris) suffers an unfortunate strobe-light incident Due to which he goes into coma. His techie-brother Son (JIMMY TATRO) arrives to run the property, but he has no idea, so the staff and students come together to stage a masterpiece to keep their beloved summer camp going. Directed by Gordon and Nick Lieberman and written by Noah Galvin, Gordon, Lieberman and Platt, the film based on their short won the US Dramatic Special Jury Award: Ensemble at Sundance. The nearly $8 million acquisition of Searchlight was one of the festival’s earliest and largest acquisitions. It also stars Noah Galvin, Patty Harrison, Nathan Lee Graham, Ayo Adebiri, Owen Thiel with Carolyn Aaron.

Wes Anderson’s biggest limited opening of the year asteroid city From Focus Features and Ari Astor Beau is scared From A24 onwards, both came with star-studded casts and massive fan bases built up. theater camp The reviews are good (see Deadline) but “there just isn’t enough name recognition for our stars,” Rodriquez said. past life A Better Comp’s A24’s Song From Debut Director Celine debuted at $58k in early June.

Timing might have helped, as the film falters in the middle Objective last weekend and beyond barbie And oppenheimer next.

theater camp Producer Eric Feig is thrilled with the theatrical reception of a film that “is in itself a love letter to performance.” That’s what it was made for,” he said. (The PictureStart founder and former Lionsgate executive was also behind cha cha real smooth, Which sold to Apple at Sundance 2022 for $15 million.)

Acknowledging that “the world has changed dramatically from last week to this week” since SAG-AFTRA joined the WGA on the picket line, she is upbeat about the dramatics. “People are coming back, getting used to the communal experience [a film] Epoch consciousness as a topic of conversation. And it’s good no matter what.”

Other Special Vacancies: sony pictures classics miracle club debuted to $679,976 on 678 screens for a PSA of $1,003. Stars Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Stephen Rea, Kathy Bates, Mark O’Halloran. Directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan.

Christian Petzold’s a fire Sideshow and Janus Films grossed $39.2k on four screens, two each in New York and LA, for a $9,800 per screen average. The sophisticated summer comedy won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival this year. Expanding next weekend.

IFC Films Lakota Nation v. United States Headed to New York’s IFC Center with an $8,000 opening. Lakota tribe fight to reclaim the Black Hills. IFC, in conjunction with XTR, is conducting a grassroots campaign with screenings in urban centers as well as throughout Indigenous communities as it prepares to expand over the next weekend.

roadside attractions Black Ice Seen on 144 AMC screens for a PSA of $182 for a 3-day estimated gross of $26,225.