‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ Expand Strongly at Indie Box Office

Both period pieces hold per screen averages of over $13,000 this weekend

Focus Features’ “Victoria and Abdul” and Good Deed Entertainment’s “Loving Vincent” had the highest per screen averages in their second weekend at the indie box office, each earning PSAs of over $13,000.

“Victoria and Abdul” made just over $1 million after expanding to 77 theaters, giving it a PSA of $13,393 and a total of $1.25 million. “Loving Vincent, ” the animated biopic follows the life of Vincent van Gogh using an animation style comprised entire of oil paintings, made $52,886 from four screens this weekend, giving it a PSA of $13,222. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman directed the film and wrote it with Jacek Dehnel.

Leading PSAs among new releases is IFC’s documentary “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton,” which made $13,819 from its single screen release. Just behind it is Abramorama’s documentary “Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two,” which made $55,274 from five screens for a PSA of $11,055.

Also releasing this weekend is Sony Pictures Classics’ “Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” which stars Liam Neeson as the famous titular FBI agent/whistleblower who became known as Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Written and directed by Peter Landesman, the film performed decently with $35,138 from five screens for a PSA of $7,024.

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Finally, Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions’ “Stronger” added $986,000 in its second weekend, expanding to 645 screens and pushing its running total to $3.2 million