’Beatriz At Dinner’ Has Delicious Bow; Sam Elliott’s ‘The Hero’ Stands Tall – Specialty Box Office
Beatriz At Dinner dished up the best numbers on the Specialty side this weekend. Released by Roadside Attractions and FilmNation, Beatriz, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, grossed over $150K in five New York and L.A. theaters.
‘Forever My Girl’ Acquired By Roadside Attractions For October Bow
Roadside Attractions has acquired domestic rights to Forever My Girl, a romantic drama produced by LD Entertainment from writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf. Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe star in the pic, based on the Heidi McLaughlin novel, which now will hit theaters October 27.
Lionsgate Teams With Roadside For Jake Gyllenhaal Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’; September Bow Planned
Lionsgate will team with Manchester By The Sea distributor Roadside Attractions to co-release Stronger, and they’ve set a September 22 bow. Stronger, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is directed by David Gordon Green, is the second movie to cover the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy.
Salma Hayek-Starrer ‘Beatriz At Dinner’ Bought By Roadside, FilmNation
Roadside Attractions and FilmNation Entertainment have acquired North American rights to Miguel Arteta’s Beatriz At Dinner. Mike White wrote it and Salma Hayek stars with John Lithgow. An immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, she has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will be the same. Roadside Attractions and FilmNation also acquired distribution rights for the film in Australia and New Zealand. WME/CAA/UTA negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
Roadside Attractions landed atop the heap of exclusively specialty distribution outfits at the box office this year
There were close to a thousand limited-release titles that opened in 2016 in North America. Assessing the specialty box office is not as tidy as with the studios. The area requires some subjectivity given when factoring in cast, release strategy and any other number of factors. From well north of 100 distributors, specialties — for the purpose of this article, titles that opened in limited release and spent most of their theatrical rollouts outside of wide release — grossed less than $550M in 2016, according to figures provided by comScore, which provided numbers for all titles assessed in this article.
‘Roadside Attractions to release Doug Liman’s THE WALL with Amazon Studios’
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are partnering to distribute Doug Liman’s psychological thriller The Wall for release March 10. That puts it on the same date as Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island.