Greenwich Entertainment’s music documentary “Echo In The Canyon” is off to a spectacular start with its two screen opening in Los Angeles. Opening at the Arclight Hollywood and the Landmark, the film has earned an estimated 3-day start of $103,716 for a per screen average of $51,858.
That average is the second highest of any release so far in 2019, sitting only behind the wide release record average of $76,601 scored by “Avengers: Endgame” on its opening weekend. It is also the highest average earned by a documentary since the $73,572 earned in October by the Oscar-winning “Free Solo.”
While Greenwich does not have any estimates for the 4-day weekend, industry estimates are projecting an extended weekend opening of approximately $135,000. The film will expand to New York next weekend, with release in additional cities coming in June.
“Echo In The Canyon” tells the history of the 60s folk rock movement that arose in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, led by bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas. Directed by Andrew Slater, the film features conversations between Bob Dylan’s son, Jakob, and 60s luminaries like Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The film also features one of the final interviews of the late Tom Petty. “Echo In The Canyon” has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Elsewhere, two NEON documentaries also hit milestones this weekend. In its third weekend, “The Biggest Little Farm” hit $1 million in grosses after adding $640,265 from 180 screens for a $1.17 million total. The Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” hit $4 million in its ninth weekend after adding $187,200 from 152 screens.