Two Sundance alums, Hearts Beat Loud and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? bonded nicely with audiences in limited release over the weekend, beginning their theatrical runs with solid numbers.Brett Haley
’s Hearts posted the higher per-theater average, debuting in four locations Friday, grossing $74,053 for an average of $18,513. Morgan Neville
’s Fred Rogers
documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? launched over the weekend in more than two dozen theaters, however, grossing $470K for a friendly $16,168 average, one of the best of the year for a non-fiction opening.
Gravitas opened Half The Picture
with an exclusive run, grossing $7,529. Last weekend’s specialty topper, American Animals
, added dozens of runs in its second frame, grossing $234,829. Magnolia’s The Gospel According to André also expanded, taking in $43K, while the company’s superstar doc Rbg
sets its sights on eight figures. And Spc’s The Rider closed in on $2M.