‘The Farewell’ Salutes Robust 2nd Weekend Expansion with $33K PTA; ‘David Crosby’ Settles to $10K Opening Average: Specialty Box Office – Update

‘The Farewell’ Salutes Robust 2nd Weekend Expansion with $33K PTA; ‘David Crosby’ Settles to $10K Opening Average: Specialty Box Office – Update
Updated with more numbers and analysis. Specialty newcomers are mostly wilting in the heat this weekend. Meanwhile, though, second-week holdover The Farewell from A24 packed a wallop with an expansion and Bleecker Street’s The Art of Self-Defense jumped to well-over five hundred runs for a seven-figure, three-day gross.

Riding the wave of music-oriented documentaries, Sony Classics opened Sundance 2019 debut David Crosby: Remember My Name in several New York and La theaters Friday. The title directed by A.J. Eaton and produced by Cameron Crowe grossed $41,050 for a $10,263 per theater average, a slower start than other music-centered docs of late. The title had the highest opening average among reporting specialty debuts as of Sunday morning.

Fellow rock documentary Echo in the Canyon (Greenwich Entertainment) bowed has cumed more than $2.6M since opening in late May. The title had an opening weekend of over $117K in two locations, averaging $58,826. Though a very different genre of music,
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