In its second weekend of platform release A24’s Green Room took in an estimated $215,000 from 30 locations, for a per-location average of $7,167. The critically acclaimed Jeremy Saulnier directed horror film was up 144 percent over last weekend, when the film was playing in only 3 locations. The ten-day platform total for Green Room stands at $330,503. The film is scheduled to expand into nationwide release this coming Friday.
Sony Pictures Classics’ The Meddler started out its platform run with an estimated $60,267 from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the Lorene Scafaria directed film starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne a solid per-location average of $15,067. Critical reviews for The Meddler have trended positive, as the film has a current Tomatometer of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Weinstein Company’s Sing Street took in an estimated $132,901 in its second weekend of platform release. The critically acclaimed John Carney directed musical registered a respectable per-location average of $5,316 from 25 locations. Sing Street was up 109 percent over last weekend, when the film was playing in just 5 locations. The ten-day total for Sing Street stands at $217,859.
Compadres had a very solid estimated $1.35 million launch in moderate release. The comedy from Lionsgate and Pantelion starring Omar Chaparro registered a per-location average of $3,668 from 368 locations. Compadres opened 50 percent stronger than the $0.902 million start of Pantelion’s previous release, Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer, back in February. Compadres has a current Tomatometer of just 40 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Elsewhere in moderate release, Roadside’s A Hologram for the King debuted with an estimated $1.21 million from 401 locations. That gave the Tom Tykwer directed film starring Tom Hanks a per-location average of $3,010 for the frame. A Hologram for the King represents the first film starring Hanks in recent years to receive a moderate release in its first major weekend of release. Reviews for the film have been mixed, as A Hologram for the King currently has a Tomatometer of 63 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Eye in the Sky and Hello, My Name Is Doris continued their successful runs with respective weekend estimates of $1.21 million and $648,100. Bleecker Street’s Eye in the Sky registered a per-location average of $1,335 from 838 locations and was down 28 percent from last weekend (when the film was playing in 53 additional locations). Hello, My Name is Doris claimed a per-location average of $1,312 from 494 locations and was down just 17 percent from last weekend (upon playing in 158 fewer locations this weekend). Respective 45-day grosses stand at $14.87 million for Eye in the Sky and at $11.98 million for Hello, My Name Is Doris.
Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics’ Miles Ahead and Paramount’s Everybody Wants Some!! both failed to impress as they expanded into moderate release. Miles Ahead took in an estimated $686,655 from 527 locations for a per-location average of $1,303, while Everybody Wants Some!! grossed an estimated $665,000 from 454 locations for a per-location average of $1,465. Miles Ahead increased 252 percent over last weekend (when the film was playing in 480 fewer locations) and Everybody Wants Some!! increased a slimmer 55 percent (upon playing in 320 additional locations). Respective 24-day grosses stand at $2.36 million for Everybody Wants Some!! and at $1.38 million for Miles Ahead.
Bleecker Street’s Elvis & Nixon failed to make an impact in moderate release this weekend with an estimated launch of $456,793 from 381 locations. That gave Liza Johnson directed comedy starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey a per-location average of just $1,199 for the frame. With a current 75 percent Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, reviews for Elvis & Nixon have been solid, but they clearly weren’t enough to help build up interest in the film this weekend.