‘Mid90s’ Off To Far From Middling Start; ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ & ‘Wildlife’ Solid In Bows – Specialty Box Office

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‘Mid90s’ Off To Far From Middling Start; ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ & ‘Wildlife’ Solid In Bows – Specialty Box Office
The opening weekend of Jonah Hill’s feature directorial debut Mid90s has given distributor A24 two of the year’s three best opening-frame per-theater averages to date. Fresh off premiere screenings at the Toronto and New York film festivals, the coming-of-age pic grossed $249,500 during the weekend for a robust $62,375 per-screen average to lead a full slate of specialty fare.

Also debuting this weekend was Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, which started its box office run by taking in $150,000 in five locations. Wildlife, from director and co-writer Paul Dano and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, opened $105,614 in four locations, averaging $26,403.

A24 said Mid90s, starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges and Katherine Waterston in Hill’s homage to his growing up in 1990s Los Angeles, will add more runs next weekend after the strong opening. It was 2018’s third-best per-screen
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