‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Paints Solid Start; ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ Crosses $5M: Specialty Box Office

Deadline | 11/18/2018 | Brian Brooks
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So far, this November is comparatively slower vs. last year’s somewhat more turbo-charged specialty field, coming from the likes of Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name and others.

Over the weekend, CBS Films’ At Eternity’s Gate led the pack of limited release newcomers. The Julian Schnabel-directed title from CBS Films, starring Willem Dafoe, grossed $92K from four locations, averaging $23K, the weekend’s highest per theater average.

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Universal release Green Book with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali appeared in 25 theaters Friday to a timid showing. The title grossed $313K, averaging $12,520. Among other openers, China Lion bowed A Cool Fish with 15 runs for $65K ($4,333 average), while Cohen Media Group historical doc Shoah: Four Sisters by the late French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann had a single location, grossing $897.

For its second frame, The Orchard added nine theaters for Argentina’s El Angel, grossing $20,848 in 11 locations ($1,895 PTA). China Lion added five runs for Last Letter in its second outing, taking in $37K in 23 theaters ($1,608 average) Friday to Sunday.

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Focus Features jumped Boy Erased by Joel Edgerton to 409 theaters, grossing $1.28M ($3,134 average) and Fox Searchlight brought Can You Ever Forgive Me? to its widest point at 555 locations, crossing $5M from a weekend take of $880K. National Geographic Documentary Film doc Free Solo is closing in on $9M, grossing $491,825 is 187 theaters in its 8th weekend. And Bleecker Street’s Colette went over $5M this past week.

Venice and New York Film Festival debut At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe as post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh opened in four New York and L.A. locations Friday.

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The result places At Eternity’s Gate on par with an animated Van Gogh release from last year. Loving Vincent opened with an exclusive weekend run in late September last year, grossing $23,180. It went...
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