Roadrunner: A Movie About Anthony Bourdain stored its spot within the North American high ten for week two in 954 theaters – up by 27 — with an $830,000 estimated gross for the three days, main the specialty field workplace.
As per Focus Options, that was a complete cume of over $3.7 million for the Morgan Neville documentary concerning the charismatic however troubled former chef turned world-traveler tv host who tragically took his personal life in 2018. The $870 location common for this, echoed by others within the house, is stable for specialty fare to date this 12 months with the sector challenged by a sluggish reopening and restricted product.
Roadrunner had a 58% drop week-on-week. “We now have seen within the pandemic that second weekends take a steeper drop than what we might usually expertise,” mentioned Brad Thompson of Focus. (Some extensive openers like House Jam: A New Legacy dropped extra — about 69%, however that was additionally on HBO Max.)
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Roadrunner performed multiplexes however its greatest grosses continued to be in artwork and specialty homes led by LA, with probably the most theaters, adopted by New York and San Francisco. The Angelika in NYC maintained the highest spot. Three places in Brooklyn – the Alamo and the 2 Nighthawk’s in Williamsburg and Prospect Park — had been additionally high ten places. Grosses: Friday – $250k; Saturday – $320k; and Sunday – $260k.
Bourdain, who shot to stardom along with his dishy bestseller Kitchen Confidential, is broadly recognized and cherished by viewers who adopted him for years on Journey Channel and in a while Components Unknown on CNN. The movie was marketed closely (together with on CNN, a producer) and in theaters, which gave ticket consumers recipe playing cards of his favourite dishes. It helped increase a market that’s been struggling to get well however has had some notable entrants currently.
Neon’s Pig with a wonderful Nicolas Cage as a reclusive truffle hunter trying to find his stolen pig continued sturdy in its second weekend, incomes $565k in 588 places for a per theater common of $961 and a cume by Sunday of over $2 million. That’s Friday – $162,000; Saturday – $230,000; and Sunday – $173,000.
(Neon additionally opened Ailey in two places to $16,014 (for a powerful per theater common of $8,007.) The documentary by Jamily Wignot about Alvin Ailey the trailblazing pioneer who discovered salvation by dance is advised by Ailey’s personal phrases with archival footage and interviews.)
The widest specialty debut was Roadside Sights Joe Bell that opened to an estimated $707,185 on 1,094 screens for a per theater common of $646. The movie directed by Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced and based mostly on a real story, stars Mark Wahlberg as an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his homosexual teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective stroll throughout America to talk his coronary heart to heartland residents about the actual and terrifying prices of bullying.
Roadside’s Howard Cohen famous that the agency elevated in gross from Friday to Saturday “indicating optimistic phrase of mouth for future play in theatres.” Friday – $245,640; Saturday – $279,725; and Sunday – $181,820.
Different notable debuts: Oscilloscope Labs’ CatVideoFest 2021 (sure, it’s again) opened in 35 places for a weekend gross of $35,500 and a per theater common of $1,014.
Integrity Releasing’s Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Canine Splat performed on 30 runs incomes $2,500 for a cume so far of $6,500
All of the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) from Greenwich Leisure performed on 1 display screen with a three-day projected gross of $9,500. Jeremy Elkin’s doc opened on the Village East (in NYC’s East Village) and expands to pick places nationwide within the subsequent a number of weeks. It explores the scene that impressed the 1995 movie Youngsters and launched the NYC skateboarding and way of life model Supreme.