‘The Whale’ Set To Make A Splash In Choppy Arthouse Market – Specialty Preview

from its triumphant world premiere (with a seven-minute standing ovation). Venice Film Festival, A24 Open darren aronofsky‘s whale In theaters this weekend amid Oscar buzz around the star Brendan Fraser, The former action star stars in the psychological drama as Charlie, a reclusive and severely obese English teacher trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Deadline reviewer Damon Wise said that Fraser’s “all-in performance … makes adjectives like ‘brave’ and ‘fearless’ almost meaningless” and that whale “The best actor race is toeing the line to put the better-than-ever Brendan Fraser at the front.” see full review,

It opens on a total of six screens in NYC (The Alamo Brooklyn, Angelica, AMC Lincoln Square) and LA (AMC Century City, Burbank, The Grove) and plans to hold there next week, expanding to a limited national footprint on December 21. Used to be. Holidays.

whale Looks set to do at least $50k per screen and probably in that particular market that could use a bump. We’ve seen some higher opening numbers, but most are still well below pre-pandemic levels. same overall box office gross. Both the records are about to be beaten by the A24. everything together everywhereWhich opened in late March on a $50k PSA, and went on to gross $70 million in North America ($100+ million worldwide).

aronofsky (Mother!, black Swan, Wrestler) directed from a screenplay by Samuel D. Hunter, based on Hunter’s 2012 play of the same name. Also starring are Hong Chow, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins and Samantha Morton.

Fraser wore state-of-the-art prosthetics for the film. Beyond the traditional fat suit. the actor has the role is called The 600-pound Charlie was “the biggest challenge of his career” and the character “the most heroic person I’ve ever played.” A video of the actor standing in Venice to thunderous applause was widely shared, as was later loved by The Rock on Twitter.

In another big opening this weekend, Sam Mendes’ kingdom of light Comes from Searchlight Pictures to 100 theaters in 30 top markets.

Arthouse bookings include Coolidge Corner in Boston, Jacob Burns Film Center Cinemas in New York and Avon in Huntington, CT, AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs, Cinema Arts Fairfax, Bryn Maw Film Institute and others. Multiplexes include Metron in San Francisco, Lincoln Square and Union Square in NYC, and AMC Burbank.

Focus has had a strong run with menu And Banshee of Inishrin in both theatres. As indie distributors experiment with release strategies, Searchlight said the film starring Olivia Colman, Michael Ward and Colin Firth will be limited to just a few theaters in each debut city – or the same as they would with a traditional platform release. This allows art cinemas and mainstream multiplexes to open the film at the same time and “on the pops”, rather than waiting a week or two.

It is expanded to 600-700 locations from 23 December.

Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, the film follows the relationship between Hilary (Coleman), a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Ward), a New employee who has been wanted for a long time. To escape the provincial town where he faces daily racism as a young black man. With Tom Brooke, Tanya Moody, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke and Toby Jones.

It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. deadline review – and screened in Toronto. Mendes honored Stockholm Visionary Award at the Stockholm Film Festival, and the Kieslowski Prize at EnergaCAMERIMAGE.

focus is marketing kingdom of light The 25+ targets a core cinephile, arthouse, frequent movie-goer and anglophile audience. The campaign will include heavy targeting of the national media over the expansion weeks.

Also opening, Greenwich Entertainment Presents Josh Alexander’s Al Sharpton Documentary clarinetist at 50+ locations. Tribeca Festival Closing Night Selections Follows the life and career of the polarizing preacher and activist who burst into the limelight in New York City in the late 1980s and has been at the center of the national conversation ever since. With never-before-seen archival footage and up-close access, the doc casts a searing spotlight on the man turned from pastoral prodigy to political firebrand to media establishment.

Outsider Pictures Presents Fernando Guzzoni blanquitaChile’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature at Laemmle Glendale & Cinema Village in Manhattan. blanquita World premiered in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival this year, winning Best Screenplay for Guzzoni.

Laura Lopez debuted as an 18-year-old resident and became a key witness in the trial against powerful politicians and businessmen in a child sex scandal. As questions are asked, his role in the scam becomes unclear. Alejandro Goic stars as the priest who runs the foster home. With Amparo Noguera, Marcelo Alonso and Daniela Ramirez. The film is inspired by an early 2000s pedophilia ring run by an entrepreneur and sports club owner.

Chile wins Best International Film Oscar in 2018 with Sebastian Lelio a wonderful womanwhile Pablo Larrain’s No 2012–13 race and was nominated for the Mite Alberti mole agent was nominated in the Best Documentary category last year.

Atlas Film Distribution opens up Steven LaMorte’s slasher parody Selfish In 160+ theaters.

David Howard Thornton (awesome 2‘s Art the Clown) plays a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit who lives on a mountain above the town of Neuville, despising the holiday season. As he begins a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, young Cindy You-Know-Who (Crystal Martin), whose parents were killed earlier by The Mean One Twenty Christmases, concludes Returned to search. Written by Flip and Finn Kobler. With Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Eric Baker, Flip Cobler and Amy Schumacher, who also produces.

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netflix opens Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical In nearly 120 theaters including the Quad and iPic Fulton Market in New York and Cinemark Playa Vista, iPic Westwood, Regal LA Live and Bay in LA. Since its November 25 release by Sony, it has grossed $9.6 million in the UK and Ireland.

The New Look of Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Musical Stars Emma ThompsonStephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Sindhu V, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch and directed by Matthew Warchus, Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production for the big screen with original music and lyrics Tim Minchin, The heroic bookie is Matilda Wormwood, a little girl with great curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination. Graham and Riseborough are the worst parents in the world.

streamer’s Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro continues in nearly 100 theaters including the IFC Center, MoMA and Alamo Drafthouse in NY and the Regal LA Live and Bay in LA.

its white noise Paris and Angelica in NY and the Landmark Nuart, Laemmle Monica and Bay in LA spans 275 theaters.