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Sunday
Jul 14 2019

The Farewell has a stunning opening weekend!

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office Estimates
July 12th-14th
= New or Expanding / ★ = Highly Recommended
W I D E
PLATFORM / SPECIALTY TITLES
Spider-Man: Far From Home The Farewell
1Spider-Man Far From Home$45.3 (cum.$274.5) on 4634 screensTOM HOLLAND,REVIEW
1Super 30$923knewon 317 screens
2Toy Story 4$20.6 (cum.$346.3) on 4210 screensPODCAST,REVIEW
2Last Black Man in...$361k (cum.$3.3) on 207 screensREVIEW,PODCAST,BEST OF
3Crawl$12newon 3170 screensREVIEW
3The Farewell$351knewon 4 screensREVIEW,INTERVIEW
4Stuber$8newon 3050 screensREVIEW
4Wild Rose$294k (cum.$751k) on 161 screensPODCAST,SOUNDTRACKING
5Yesterday$6.7 (cum.$48.3) on 2755 screens
5Pavarotti$255k (cum.$3.5) on 196 screeens
6Aladdin$5.8 (cum.$331.4) on 2557 screensREVIEW,1992 RETRO
6Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable$250knewon 205 screens
6Anabelle Comes Home$5.5 (cum.$60.7)on 3209 screens
7Maiden$224k (cum.$484k) on 68 screensREVIEW


numbers on that chart are pulled fromboxofficemojo

The weekend was very kind toFar From Homewhich is outpacing its predecessor and is already the 3rd highest grossingSpideyworldwide behindSpider-Man 3(2007) andHomecoming(2017)...for now at least.The new wide releases performed around expectations.Crawldid solid business (especially given that it's budget is a low $13 million) butStuberstruggled

The best news is that it was a huge weekend for Lulu Wang's awards-hopefulThe Farewell,which earned the highest opening per screen average of the year so far ($87,833 per theater).The film expands from NY and LA to other top markets next week and goes wide on August 2nd.That's quicker than we were expecting but the numbers are strong.That's good news for cinephiles since any success for artful indies is to be celebrated in this tough theatrical market.

Friday
Jul 12 2019

New this weekend: "The Farewell"and "The Art of Self Defense"

The alligator thrillerCrawland the buddy comedy Stuber are the new wide releases this weekend but let us now direct your attention to the new films in limited release today,as we reviewed both during their festival runs...

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Sunday
May 05 2019

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office Estimates
May 3rd-5th (ESTIMATES)
= New or Expanded Theater Count
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / SPECIALTY TITLES
800 screens or less
Long Shot El Chicano
1Avengers: Endgame$145.8 (cum.$619.6)
1El Chicano$700k on 605 screens *NEW*
2The Intruder$11 *NEW*
2Amazing Grace$367k on 263 screens (cum.$2.7)
3Long Shot$10 *NEW*REVIEW
3Red Joan$253k on 139 screens (cum.$527k)DAME JUDI
4Uglydolls$8.5 *NEW*
4The Mustang$151k on 229 screens (cum.$4.8)
5Captain Marvel$4.2 (cum.$420.7)REVIEW
5The White Crow$98k on 19 screens (cum.$210k)

Though they didn't hit the top five among limited releases both Olivier Assayas'sNon-FictionandZhang Yimou'sShadowopened with decent per screen averages in very limited release so expect them to expand a bit soon.MeanwhileClaire Denis'sHigh Lifejust crossed the million dollar mark making it her biggest hit in the US since Chocolate back in 1989.

Avengers Endgameis already the 2nd biggest film of all time globally (not adjusted for inflation) having beatenTitanic'stotal gross this weekend by just a single million at this writing.OnlyAvatarremains to be conquered.

Monday
Apr 29 2019

"Endgame"breaks all the records.Is counterprogramming dead?

What did you see over the weekend?Or perhaps we should ask "Were you part of the record 1.2 billion global haul ofAvengers Endgame?"Yes,we're living in the capitalist end times when one corporation (Disney) will soon control the entire world.Or 50% of showbusiness soon.With that in mind let's look at everything in wide release (that's only 13 films and just barely that withEndgameon 4661 screens) and their limited/platform counterparts...

Weekend Box Office (Actuals)
April 26th-28th
= new or expanded theater counts
W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1Avengers Endgame$357.1 on 4662 screens *NEW*
1Amazing Grace$519k on 245 screens (cum.$2.1)

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Wednesday
Apr 24 2019

Oscar Rule Changes.It's about time with the Makeup & Hair, Academy

They finally listened!Or,rather...

We are now allowing ourselves to freely fantasize thatourannual griping here at TFE for the pastforeveryears thatMakeup and Hairdeserves as many nominations as any other filmmaking craft,planted the seeds that eventually led to discussions on the other coast.The Academy announced that there will be five nominees going forward in the category starting this next season.(We've already adjusted this year's April Foolish Prediction Chart). Should we go power-mad,loyal readers??

Alas,nope.The other rule change we've requested for a long time,didn't happen...

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Monday
Apr 22 2019

Podcast: Cannes + Oscar + Listener Questions

by Murtada Elfadl & Nathaniel R

With the weekend bringing so few movies to theaters we opted for an all listener questions episode of the podcast.You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.We hope you enjoy our answers and provide some of your own in the comments.

So many good questions,thank you.Comment party in 3...2...1...Go!

Listener Qs: Cannes,Oscar,More

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