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Entertainment ‘Synchronic’ Hits Theaters, ‘The War With Grandpa’ And ‘Possessor Uncut’ Continue To Fuel Specialty Box Office

01:55  26 october  2020
01:55  26 october  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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Neon’s Possessor Uncut brought the sci-fi thrills this weekend to select theaters around the country as the specialty box office continues to find signs of life during the pandemic. Garrett Bradley Brings 'Time' To Theaters , ' The War With Grandpa ' And 'Yellow Rose' Debut - Specialty Preview.

And ‘ Possessor Uncut ’ Stay Afloat – Specialty Box Office . It opens in 55 markets with plans to expand. It is set to hit Apple TV+ on March 20. Robert De Niro Comedy ‘ The War With Grandpa ’ Conquers ‘Tenet’ For Weekend Domestic Crown.

Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie are posing for a picture © Courtesy of Well Go USA

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Of the titles debuting in the specialty box office space this weekend, Well Go USA’s Synchronic had a decent showing, opening in 326 theaters to the tune of an estimated $225,070, averaging $690 per theater for its opening weekend.

Set in New Orleans, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s sci-fi pic follows two best friends Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan). Both paramedics, they pair answer the call to a series of accidents that are bizarre as they are gruesome. They think it’s all because of a new party drug, but when Dennis’ oldest daughter suddenly disappears, it goes beyond that. Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality — and the flow of time itself.

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Theater box office or somewhere else. Overall, The War with Grandpa is no more than a bunch of gags put together in staged set pieces, but thankfully, it never pretends to be more than that either.

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In its second week, the Stage 6 Films comedy The Kid Detective written and directed by Evan Morgan and starring Adam Brody and Sophie Nélisse earned an estimated $100,000 this weekend to bring its cume to $310,000. Meanwhile, the 101 Studios family comedy The War With Grandpa starring Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley continues to add some coins to its piggy bank during its third week of release. Adding 85 locations to bring its theater count to 2,345, the family earned an estimated $1,882,672 this weekend with a per-theater average of $803. The numbers may be down 25% from its second week, but the movie is still chugging along with a cume of $7,256,039.

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Add Fuel To Specialty Box Office Tank. “BTS continues to be a powerful force at the box office with their latest film Bring The Soul: The Movie, which has broken records for the largest event Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams starrer, After The Wedding, rolled out into five theaters Friday.

Top Box Office . Coming Soon to Theaters . Weekend Earnings. Certified Fresh Movies. Indie Fresh List: Bad Hair, Synchronic , and Radium Girls. Jake Gyllenhaal Will Star in HBO Limited Series The Son. The War with Grandpa .

Now in its fourth week of release, Neon’s acclaimed sci-fi thriller Possessor Uncut directed Brandon Cronenberg and starring Andrea Riseborough managed to add an estimated $26,000 to its till. With 104 screens playing the movie, this brings the per-screen average to $250 and its cume to $713,042.

NEW RELEASES

Synchronic (Well Go USA) – Week 1 [326 Theaters] Weekend $225,070; Average $690

SECOND WEEKEND

The Kid Detective (Stage 6 Films) – Week 2 [TBD Theaters] Weekend $100,000; Cume $310,000

THIRD+ WEEKEND

Possessor Uncut (Neon) – Week 4 [104 Screens] Weekend $26,000; Average $250; Cume $713,042

The War With Grandpa (101 Studios) – Week 3 [2,345 Theaters] Weekend $1,882,672; Average $803; Cume $7,256,039

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