While “Captain Marvel” accounted for 75 percent of this weekend’s box office business, another woman was leading the way at the indie box office: Julianne Moore.
This weekend, A24 released Sebastian Lelio’s new romance film “Gloria Bell,” which stars Julianne Moore as a recent divorcee who flings herself into a new romance while enjoying Los Angeles’ nightlife. This is Lelio’s follow-up to his Best Foreign Language Oscar-winning film “A Fantastic Woman” and is a remake of his 2013 film “Gloria.” It has a 98 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Released on five screens this weekend, “Gloria Bell” had a strong launch of $154,775 and a per screen average of $30,955. It’s the highest PSA of the weekend for limited releases, and the second-highest overall behind the $35,499 average for “Captain Marvel.”
Elsewhere, NEON/CNN Films’ “Apollo 11” expanded to 405 screens in its second weekend and grossed $1.3 million, ranking tenth among all films and earning a per screen average of $3,212. The acclaimed documentary now has a total of $3.7 million.
Roadside Attractions’ faith-based film “Run the Race” reached the $5 million mark in its third weekend, adding $607,745 from 753 screens for a total of $5.2 million. A24’s LSD nightmare “Climax” added $110,786 from 28 screens in its second weekend, averaging just under $4,000 and bringing its total to $280,672.
Finally, Best Picture winner “Green Book” added just under $2.5 million in its 17th weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $80 million after passing $200 million worldwide earlier this past week.