‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Leads Mixed Weekend; Music Doc ‘Bring The Soul’ Croons; ‘The Farewell’ Salutes $10M: Specialty Box Office

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Leads Mixed Weekend; Music Doc ‘Bring The Soul’ Croons; ‘The Farewell’ Salutes $10M: Specialty Box Office
SXSW Film Festival audience award-winner The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia Labeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen, launched solidly in 17 theaters in seven markets over the weekend. The Roadside Attractions/Armory Films release led the pack of debuts with the highest per-theater average among openers, despite its comparatively bigger location count, grossing an estimated three-day $205,236, averaging $12,108.

Roadside reported Sunday the title, directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, was number one in “more than half” of the theaters it played in including a “big commercial multiplex in Salt Lake City” along with other locations including The Landmark in L.A. as well as theaters in Dallas, Charlotte, Denver and Austin with “lots of sellouts in various markets.”

“We’re thrilled with our opening of audience favorite The Peanut Butter Falcon…,” commented Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen Sunday. “We opened in seven markets across the country…to give the film
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