Carryovers dominated the specialty scene over the weekend, with two platform releases making especially wide breaks.
Participant/Focus’ On The Basis of Sex
jumped to more than 1,900 theaters in its third outing, grossing more than $6.2M to boost its cume to $10.55M. Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk
went past 1,000 engagements in its fifth weekend, grossing almost $2.4M to reach $7.68M to date.
The sole newcomers were Cohen Media Group
’s The Aspern Papers
and event screenings of The Met Live: Adriana Lecouvreur via Fathom Events
. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers
and Vanessa Redgrave
, Aspern took it slow in 10 locations, grossing $9,277 for a $928 per theater average. Adriana Lecouvreur gathered up $1.3 million from 900 locations on Saturday. Fathom Events reported attendance of 70,000 across North America.
Mary Queen of Scots
jumped to 829 locations in its sixth frame, grossing $847K for a $1,022 PTA, while its royal cousin, The Favourite, played 512 theaters in its eighth weekend,