A24’s Dicks: The Musical had the most effective restricted openings of the 12 months, grossing $220,867 on seven screens in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It expands in NY/LA/SF subsequent weekend forward of a nationwide rollout beginning 10/20 for the R-rated romp directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld).
The movie, based mostly on a stage present by comedians Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson, caught a wave with a strong per display screen common of $31,552 together with offered out Q&As in NY and LA. Sharp and Aaron star as self-obsessed businessmen who uncover they’re long-lost an identical twins and are available collectively to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced mother and father performed by Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally. The ensemble forged additionally included Bowen Yang (as God), and Megan Thee Stallion — along with her authentic tune ‘Out Alpha The Alpha’.
Dicks’ soundtrack was additionally launched Friday — authentic rating by composers Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge!, Coda) and Karl Saint Lucy and songs created Jackson and Sharp, who co-wrote the music for the unique stage play referred to as F***ing An identical Twins. The movie was developed and co-produced by Chernin Leisure (The Biggest Showman). It premiered at TIFF, profitable the Folks’s Selection Award. Breakdown: Fri: $80.8k; Sat: $81.5k; Solar: estimated: $58.6k.
Evaluating some restricted openings on greater than a few screens, Dumb Cash by Craig Gillepsie opened in Sept. at $217k for a $27k PSA at eight places; Emma Seligman’s Bottoms debuted in August to $516k on ten screens, a $51.6 PSA; Beau Is Afraid by Ari Aster grossed $320,396 in April at 4 places for a PSA of $80K.
It was a busy weekend for indie openings with a half dozen movies exhibiting some muscle. In NYC, Magnolia Photos music doc Joan Baez I Am A Noise grossed $17k at one location, the Movie Discussion board. Legendary singer and activist Joan Baez seems again at her 60-year profession and life from her emotional struggles to her civil rights work with MLK and a heartbreaking romance with a younger Bob Dylan. Directed by Miri Navasky, Maeve O’Boyle and Karen O’Conner. Expands to 100 places subsequent week.
Vertical’s She Got here To Me grossed an estimated $360k on 355 screens, a wider than typical launch for the distributor, which mentioned the romantic comedy over-indexed in main markets together with NY, LA, Chicago and Phoenix. She Got here to me, which was the opening night time movie in Berlin, offered out a Thursday night time sneak preview on the Angelika Movie Middle adopted by a Q&A with Rebecca Miller and shock moderator Bradley Cooper. Different NYC screenings at AMC Lincoln Sq. with Q&A’s — Anne Hathaway and Miller on Friday night time, and Marisa Tomei and Miller on Saturday night time – offered previous. Estimated per display screen common of $1,014. Breakdown: Fri: $136,000; Sat. $130,000; Solar. estimated: $94,000.
Neon’s The Royal Resort is seeing an estimated $335k on 267 screens for a PSA of $1,255. Breakdown — Fri. $120k; Sat. $127k; Solar. estimated: $88k. The Kitty Inexperienced movie that premiered at Telluride stars Jessica Henwick, Julia Garner and Hugo Weaving.
Sony Photos Traditional’s Unusual Approach of Life grossed $205,050 on 276 screens for a per display screen common of $743 for Pedro Almodóvar’s Western brief with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal. The 30-minute movie that premiered at Cannes is paired with the director’s 2021 brief The Human Voice.
When Evil Lurks from IFC Movies grossed $200,233 on 659 screens, for a PSA of $304. The movie byArgentine director Demián Rugna (Terrified) on premiered at TIFF’s Midnight Insanity.
And Rialto Photos’ new launch Cat Individual will gross an estimated $10,000 on 4 screens this weekend in New York Metropolis and Los Angeles – with IFC Middle in NYC accounting for an estimated $8,800 of the overall. The movie by Susanna Fogel premiered at Sundance and stars with Emilia Jones, Nichola Braun and Geraldine Viswanathan.
Extra to come back…