‘Human Flow,’ ‘Breathe’ Lead Crowded Indie Box Office

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” also got its release this weekend

Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy Breathe
Bleecker Street

With prestige picture season now in full swing, this weekend’s indie slate was an extremely crowded one. But Amazon’s “Human Flow” managed to rise above the fray, making $47,000 from three screens for the top per screen average of the weekend with $15,667.

Directed by Chinese filmmaker Ai Weiwei and premiered at Venice, “Human Flow” takes a hard, comprehensive look at refugee crises across the globe. The film has been extremely well received by critics, receiving a 91 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Also releasing this weekend to decent numbers are Bleecker Street/Participant Media’s “Breathe” and Fox Searchlight’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” “Breathe” earned $26,254 from four screens for a PSA of $6,563, while “Goodbye Christopher Robin” made $55,800 from nine screens for a PSA of $6,200.

“Breathe” is the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, and stars Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish, a man who was paralyzed from the neck down by polio and became an advocate for the disabled with the help of his wife, Diana (Claire Foy). William Nicholson wrote the script with Jonathan Cavendish producing. The film has a 57 percent RT score.

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“Goodbye Christopher Robin” stars Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie and tells the story of how A.A. Milne was inspired by his son to create Winnie the Pooh. Simon Curtis directed from a script by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan, with Steve Christian and Damian Jones producing. The film has a 63 percent score.

Elsewhere, A24’s “The Florida Project” expanded to 33 screens in its second weekend and continued to perform very well, making $401,141 for a PSA of $12,156. Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” crossed the $10 million mark with $1.37 million from 1,394 screens in its fourth week.

Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions’ “Stronger” crossed the $4 million mark in its fourth week, with $115,035 from 174 screens. Finally, Focus Features’ “Victoria and Abdul” expanded to 900 screens and made $3.1 million, bringing its total to $11.3 million after four weekends.