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‘Ingrid Goes West’ Goes Through The Roof at Indie Box Office

For the second straight week, a limited release earns a per screen average of over $40,000

A week after TWC’s “Wind River” topped the per screen average of “An Inconvenient Sequel,” Neon’s “Ingrid Goes West” did even better in its limited opening with $141,216 from three screens, giving it a PSA of just over $47,000 at the indie box office.

Matt Spicer’s dramedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen as a social media stalker and the target of her Instagram obsessions has received strong reviews since its debut at Sundance, earning an 86 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And it’s not the only big art house hit out this weekend. A24’s “Good Time,” which stars Robert Pattinson as a desperate man trying to break his brother out of prison, made  $137,625 from four screens for a PSA of $34,406. Brothers Joshua and Ben Safdie directed the film, with Joshua Safdie writing the script with Ronald Bronstein. The film has a 92 percent “Fresh” RT score.

In third on the PSA rankings this weekend is IFC’s “The Trip to Spain,” the third installment in a comedy series from Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves who travel through Europe. Written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, the film made $45,306 for a PSA of $15,102 and has an 82 percent RT score.

As for “Wind River,” The Weinstein Company expanded Taylor Sheridan’s dark mystery to 45 screens this week, earning $642,067 for a PSA of $14,268. Far less impressive was Paramount/Participant’s “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which added $800,000 from 556 screens in its third week to increase its total to $2.2 million. By comparison, Al Gore’s first climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” made just under $4 million in 2006 in three weekends from 122 screens and didn’t expand to its widest release of 587 locations until its sixth weekend. That Oscar-winning documentary went on to gross $24.1 million domestically and $49.7 million worldwide. This sequel, which seems to reach most of its audience base in limited release, looks like it will be another flop in what has been a terrible 2017 for Paramount.

Leading the long-term holdovers is Amazon/Lionsgate’s “The Big Sick,” which added $1.52 million from 709 screens to bring its total to $36.5 million, while Roadside Attractions’ “Beatriz at Dinner” is approaching the $7 million mark in its 10th weekend after making $25,500 from 40 screens.