Specialty films these days range across more than core upscale urban and critically acclaimed quality fare. This weekend’s surprise: two foreign-language films placed second and third in the box office Top Ten
The U.S./Mexican coproduction “How to Be
a Latin Lover” (Lionsgate/Pantelion) ranked second with over $12 million from 1,118 theaters. Even more impressive, the Indian epic sequel “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” (Great Indian) placed third with $10,138,000 in only 425 theaters. Both movies beat James Ponsoldt
’s Dave Eggers
novel adaption “The Circle
” (Stx), starring Emma Watson
and Tom Hanks
, which opened to only $9.2 million in more than twice as many theaters.
(Read more in our Top Ten report.)
Among the specialty audience usual suspects, nothing managed to open with as much as a $10,000 per theater average. “Obit” (Kino Lorber
) ranked highest, while Rami Malek
-starrer “Buster’s Mal Heart” (Well Go USA) and “Natasha” (Menemsha) led the other New York openers.