Focus Features’ “The Beguiled” crosses a major milestone at the indie box office this week, crossing the $10 million mark in its fifth weekend in theaters.
From 331 screens, Sofia Coppola’s film made $251,600 in this frame, pushing it to $10.1 million. Meanwhile, Amazon/Lionsgate’s “The Big Sick” added $5 million in its second weekend in wide release and fifth weekend overall, pushing its total to $24.5 million.
“The Beguiled” is about a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War (Colin Farrell) who’s nursed back to health in a girls’ boarding school in the South, where he disrupts the orderly existence of a handful of women who include headmistress Martha, teacher Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) and headstrong student Alicia (Elle Fanning).
Among new releases, another Amazon film, “Landline,” led the way with $52,336 from its four-screen release, giving it a per screen average of just over $13,000. Directed and co-written by Gillian Robespierre and screened at this year’s Sundance, “Landline” stars Jenny Slate and Abby Quinn as two sisters living in 1990s Manhattan who have reason to believe their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair and try to uncover the truth without alerting their mother (Edie Falco). Elisabeth Holm co-wrote the film with Robespierre and produced with Russell Levine and Gigi Pritzker. The film has a 68 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Among holdovers, Roadside Attractions’ “Lady Macbeth,” which made $68,000 from its five-screen opening last week, expanded to 40 screens and made $123,140, pushing its total to just over $219,000. Gunpowder & Sky’s naughty nun comedy “The Little Hours” will pass the $1 million mark this week, making $162,530 from 114 screens to bring its total to $971,000 after four frames. Finally, A24’s “A Ghost Story” made $141,438 from 43 screens in its third frame to bring its total to $480,000.