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‘Let Him Go,’ a suspense drama starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, scored the best domestid opening in six weeks amid ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis.
Focus Features’ Let Him Go rode to No. 1 in its domestic debut with $4.1 million from 2,454 locations, the top gross in six weeks amid the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The movie’s performance also marks the first time in the history of Focus that the specialty label has had two titles open at N0. 1 on back-to-back weekends, and is a reflection of the lack of bigger studio fare.
Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) and based on Larry Watson’s bestselling novel of the same name, the suspense-filled drama reunites Kevin Costner and Diane Lane.
Playing in 2,454 locations, the top gross for the weekend was the Five Drive-In in Toronto with $12,607, while the top-grossing indoor theater was the Palladium in San Antonio with $9,998 in the second spot. Markets including Dallas, Houston and Phoenix all overperformed.
Focus’ Halloween horror pick Come Play, which opened last weekend to $3.2 million, fell to $1.7 million from 2,213 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $5.6 million.
At the worldwide box office, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet finally crossed the $350 million mark in ticket sales after beginning to rollout in late August. The Warner Bros.’ tentpole has grossed $55.1 million domestically and $295.6 million internationally for a global total of $350.8 million.
More to come.