In a rickety specialty market, A24
’s Cannes 2018 film noir “Under the Silver Lake
,” starring Andrew Garfield
, delivered the best opener, beating out “Red Joan
” (IFC), the latest from reliable Judi Dench
, which opened far below her usual results. Several other indie titles (five from women directors) debuted to varying initial interest. And on its second weekend, moviegoers ignored “Teen Spirit
” (Bleecker Street), starring Elle Fanning
, as it moved into several hundred nearly empty venues.
On the other hand, many arthouse patrons checked out high-end Chinese drama “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” (Kino Lorber), which includes a lengthy 3D sequence that impressed critics and audiences alike. The film is now playing Los Angeles as well as New York.
Under the Silver Lake (A24) – Metacritic: 59; Festivals include: Cannes 2018
$40,157 in 2 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $20,079David Robert Mitchell
’s long-delayed Los Angeles neo-noir opened in two top theaters in