Timothée Chalamet, starring as Luca Guadagnino, cannibalistic, avant-garde road trip, romance bones and all it drew young (79% in the 18-34 range) and female (54%-46% female) demos for an opening weekend gross of $120k, or $23.9k per screen average across five theaters. That’s respectable and in line with UAR dealer expectations, albeit below recent debuts that include Banshees of Inisherin Y Deposit last month and The Fabelmans last week, where all PSAs hit $40,000.
“I hope that over the Thanksgiving period, the audience will have an appetite,” UAR President Erik Lomis said as bones and all will expand nationwide on Wednesday.
The film premiered in Venice and earned Guadagnino the Silver Lion for Best Director and Taylor Russell the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor.
Opening averages per screen are not apples to apples nor are they necessarily predictive of a film’s appeal or critical or commercial success. can show a specialty market that is better but still hectic. wakandan it is absorbing the sale of tickets and the screens of author cinema are more and more crowded.
It’s also sinking in that the older demos that were slow to come back are actually back, just a lot more demanding. ticket to paradise it’s the latest proof that they’re coming out, but for a much smaller group of movies than in the past. That is why the elevated and youth-biased horror of A24, for example, has been a hero in auteur cinema. But there may also be a risk if an art film like bones and all It doesn’t appeal to an older audience. The test will be this coming week when it goes from four screens to about 2,700.
Other notable openings: Sideshow/Janus Films Premiere by Jerzy Skolimowski SO it grossed about $24,000 on two New York screens this weekend, averaging $12,000 per screen. The film, from the point of view of a gray donkey with melancholy eyes and a curious spirit, “is one of the most innovative and exciting films of the year. The response this weekend in New York shows there is an appetite for edgy movies on the big screen, and we look forward to bringing EO to audiences across the country,” Sideshow said. SO will open in Los Angeles on 2/12, beginning a national rollout that will last through February.
A24 The inspection it grossed an estimated $65,500 on five screens in New York and Los Angeles for a PTA of $13,500. Elegance Bratton’s debut narrative feature directed by Jeremy Pope and Gabrielle Union will open additional major markets on 30 screens over the Thanksgiving holiday and continue to expand throughout awards season.
Cohen Media Group releases Fernando Trueba memories of my father raised $5,500 at two locations in New York and Miami for a $2,700 PSA. It opens in Los Angeles and San Francisco next week and will expand throughout December.
Documentary film bad ax from IFC Film grossed $9,000K from 24 theaters for a PSA of $375.
Remnants: steven spielberg The Fabelmans Universal’s grossed $94k in four theaters for a second week domestic cumulative of $314k.
by Ali Abbasi sacred spider from Utopia grossed over $20k in extended release in week four for a cumulative $96.7k.
Approach’ time of armageddon by James Gray grossed $51k in 169 theaters for $1.837 million, also in the fourth week.
charlotte wells After the sun from A24 grossed $75k+ from 97 locations for a cumulative weekend five of $689k.
Until de UAR grossed $217k from 656 screens in week six for a cumulative $8.5 million.
Deposit Todd Field’s Focus Features grossed $164K in 205 theaters in week seven to the tune of $4.9 million.
neon triangle of sadness Ruben Östlund’s grossed $170k from 128 screens for a cumulative total of $3.8 million also in week seven.