Fox Searchlight’s “Wilson” was among the new releases in a slow weekend at the indie box office, as it made $330,000 from 310 screens for a per screen average of just $1,065.
“Wilson” stars Woody Harrelson as a neurotic and tactlessly honest middle-aged man who attempts to reconcile with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and connect with his daughter (Isabella Amara), whom he is meeting for the first time. Directed by Craig Johnson and written by Daniel Clowes, who adapted the screenplay from his own graphic novel of the same name, the film was produced by Alexander Payne, Jim Burke, Josh Donen and Jim Taylor. “Wilson” was not received well by critics, receiving 39 percent from Rotten Tomatoes.
Among second-week expansions, Sony Pictures’ “T2 Trainspotting,” which made $380,000 as it expanded to 59 screens for a PSA of $6,441, while Terrence Malick and Broad Green Pictures saw “Song to Song” make $142,000 after expanding to 80 screens for a $1,775 PSA.
In its third week, CBS Films’ “The Sense of an Ending” passed the $1 million mark after grabbing $270,000 from 235 screens, while IFC’s “Personal Shopper” made $225,235 from 107 screens for a $2,105 average and a cume of just under $554,000. Focus World’s “Raw” sank its teeth into a $74,000 yield from 27 screens, bringing its total $186,709.
Finally, “La La Land” passed the $150 million domestic mark earlier this week and tacked on another $200,000 from 282 screens. The film will be taken on a live concert tour starting at the Hollywood Bowl at the end of May, with a live orchestra and jazz band playing Justin Hurwitz’s Oscar-winning score along with the movie.