taste of things, The focus on turn-of-the-century French cooking — no chicken wings or nachos — is fueling a nice weekend for IFC Films with $126k and the best per-theater opening of the year so far on Super Bowl weekend.
Wim Wenders’ perfect day Neon is grossing $100k on five screens. In wide release, Bleecker Street out of the dark It grossed a solid $1 million on approximately 900 screens. American fiction And poor things Remained in the top ten.
taste of thingsThe film, which premiered at Cannes and won Best Director for Vietnamese-born French filmmaker Tran Anh Hung, is looking at a $42k PTA from three screens (NYC’s IFC Center and Film at Lincoln Center, LA’s Laemmle Royale). Originally pot-au-feu, it stars Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel as cook Eugénie and her boss Dodin, longtime partners in love in the kitchen of Dodin’s country villa. Much of its 2-hour-16-minute running time focuses on the preparation and respectful enjoyment of elaborate meals.
IFC is expanding to approximately 500 screens across the country on Wednesday (Valentine’s Day). It will be interesting to see the earnings because the film, with a great opening, yes, and a whopping 99% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, holds an early RT audience score of 35% (50+ rating).
“Since Cannes, we’ve been obsessed with highlighting taste of things As a cinematic experience that touches all the senses. This weekend’s results show how deeply audiences and critics are connecting with this stunning work of art,” said Scott Schuman, head of film group at IFC Films’ original AMC network. “Hing is a warm and meticulous writer and we are proud to share in his continued success.”
Schuman said this weekend was the highest per theater average opening for a French-language film in the past two decades, as well as one of IFC’s top five limited openings and per theater averages.
Justin Triet’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning French film anatomy of fall Neon’s film opened to $117k on five screens in October. (With five Oscar nominations, including picture, director, original screenplay, editing and actress, its gross is close to $4.5 million US and $27 million worldwide.)
Also debuting in limited release this weekend, perfect day Koji Yakusho (Cannes, Best Actor) stars as a cultured public toilet cleaner in Tokyo who seems perfectly content with his ordinary life, until he isn’t. Japan’s Oscar-nominated Best International Feature submission, which debuted last Wednesday, has grossed an estimated $180k over the weekend.
Bleecker Street out of the darkA prehistoric survival thriller from Andrew Cummings, it will gross an estimated $1 million on 897 screens in the US and Canada. In the highly reviewed survival film set 4,500 years ago, the characters speak a made-up new language called Tola, with subtitles. It is reporting on Friday. -$484.2k; sat. -$347k; Sun. – $173.5k.
The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off today in Super Bowl LVIII in Vegas, dominating Sunday’s box office.
Cord Jefferson’s Oscar-nominee American fiction Amazon MGM, starring Jeffrey Wright, rounded out the top ten with a $1.38 million-weekend take on 1,462 screens. Not this. 8.
just like that poor things, from Searchlight Pictures, at no. 10. Yorgos Lanthimos film starring Emma Stone passed asteroid city Last week it was the highest-grossing limited opening release of 2023. It grossed $1.25 million from 1,300 screens in North America in week 10, for a total of $30.3 million to date.
Through this point in its home run, and about a month before the Academy Awards ceremony, poor things The box office remains ahead of Yorgos Lanthimos’ Favorite Searchlight said, ($34.4 million total run).
poor things And American fiction Films have received multiple Oscar nominations and have been strategically and successfully expanded after the nominations were announced.
A24 did the same area of interestWhich grossed $773k this weekend on 598 screens at a cost of $6 million.
Opening of other new specializations:Music Box Films Release EnnioThe Giuseppe Tornatore documentary about the late maestro Ennio Morricone grossed $7.k on a screen at the Film Forum in NYC. The beginning can be compared to Frederick Wiseman Enjoy Menu: Les TroisgrosMusic Box noted, another longer documentary that recently debuted at the same location.
Ennio Premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2021 but has not been released in the US until now. The LA run begins at Laemmle Noho on February 23.
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