Audrey Sofa‘s Happening This weekend opened at about $ 34,000 on four screens in New York and Los Angeles for $ 8,500. Locations on both coasts – IFC Center / AMC Lincoln Square and The Landmark / AMC The Grove – while limited showed an abortion drama set in 1968 in France, which successfully competes in commercial crossover multiplexes as well as in arthouses. .
Such a scheme Ariana Boca, head of distribution at IFC Films, hopes that next week it will spread to more than 100 cities across the country, as well as in the markets of New York and Los Angeles. Anamaria Bartholomew plays Anne, a brilliant student who decided to risk shame, physical risk and imprisonment to end her pregnancy.
“IFC Films is committed to bringing Happening on screens across America at this crucial moment, “she said.” We hope the audience will demand this film and that it will spur important conversations about our future. “The film opened in the States a few days after it became clear that the U.S. Supreme Court is ready to eliminate Rowe v. Wade.
The film premiered last year in Venice, where it received the Golden Lion. He played Sundance and then opened new directors / new films in April. The couch was nominated for the 2022 BAFTA Film Award. Bartholomew received the Cesar Award as the most promising actress.
Also this weekend Yellow Veil Pictures opened Gaspar Noe’s Etherna Suite at Metrograph in New York with a three-day PSA of $ 9,000. A picture of the horrors will appear in Los Angeles next week and across the country on May 20th. On it, Beatrice Dahl and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on the set, where they tell stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbursts are gradually plunging the picture into chaos.
Meanwhile Noah Whirlwind expanded to 39 seats after opening exclusively at New York’s IFC Center last week. taking $ 31,212 for a PTA of $ 800 and an internal godfather to Sunday of $ 52,664. Utopia will continue to bring the award-winning film Cannes and NYFF to new markets across the country next weekend. It starred the cult Italian horror director Dario Argento (a rare role on screen) and French actress Françoise Lebrun as a couple battling dementia.
“Despite competition from an independent film in a foreign language, the initial results of the expansion of Noah’s split-screen drama have been very encouraging, especially holding up well in New York as well as performing in new leading markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Austin, DC, ”Utopia said, adding that critics, viewers and filmmakers continue to grow. MoonlightDirector Barry Jenkins called it a “miracle film” in a series of tweets this weekend.
Movie Guild In front of your face Director Hong San Su said the three-day opening date / PSA is $ 9,150 at the Lincoln Center Cinema, and it will expand to about 20 cinemas by June. The premiere drama in Cannes tells the story of former actress Sangok (Lee Heon), who returned to Seoul and stayed with her sister after many years abroad.
Recreation / expansion of specialties: Sony Pictures Classics’ Duke now over the weekend the three earned $ 364,442 on 350 screens (increased from 57), for a PSA of $ 1,041 and a cume of $ 580,883.
Comscore reports Yash Raj Films Runway 34 now over the weekend the two have earned $ 100,000 in 70 seats for a PTA of $ 1,429 and an internal godfather by Sunday of $ 549,624.
and Pantelion Films’ Y Como Es El? over the weekend three in 72 seats received $ 59,139 for a PTA of $ 821 and an internal godfather of $ 1,247,696.