“Brittany Runs a Marathon” showed better-than-average numbers–but not strong enough to justify its $14-million Sundance acquisition. A slow rollout to cash in on hoped-for word of mouth will determine its future. “Blinded” did not get the second weekend hold it needed, and looks unlikely to sustain a long run.
Holdover “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (Roadside Attractions), with far less pre-release attention, though, is finding some real success as it expanded to just under 1,000 theaters. Among other openers, “Miles Davis: The Birth of Cool” (Abramorama) and another Sundance premiere, “Give Me Liberty” (Music Box), also scored good initial response.