’s Frozen 2 dominated the cinema business last weekend without matching its stellar Us results while Studiocanal
’s crime caper Knives Out
proved to be effective counter-programming.
launched Adrian Noble
’s Mrs Lowry & Son
on 43 screens, ringing up $48,000 and a decent $184,000 including revenues from festivals. The English comedy stars Timothy Spall
as the artist L.S. Lowry
and Vanessa Redgrave
as his overbearing mother.
Selina Miles’ feature documentary Martha: A Picture Story
, an alternate content release which profiles intrepid American photojournalist Martha Cooper
, clocked $15,000 from limited sessions plus $29,000 from festivals for Umbrella Entertainment
The winner of the Sydney Film Festival Documentary Audience Award, the film follows Cooper as she roams around Berlin, New York and Baltimore and her adventures come to life with archival footage and tales from subjects and peers.
The Aacta Awards to be announced on Wednesday are unlikely to give any box office momentum to the victors,