‘The Whale’ set with Brendan Fraser to make a splash in the choppy Arthouse market – private preview

From its world premiere (to a seven-minute standing ovation) at the Venice Film Festival, A24 opens Darren Aronofsky’s film. Whale In cinemas this weekend amidst Oscar buzz surrounding star Brendan Fraser. The former action star takes on the psychological drama as Charlie, a reclusive and morbidly obese English teacher who tries to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Deadline critic Damon Wise said that “Frasier’s sweeping performance … makes adjectives like ‘brave’ and ‘bold’ seem almost meaningless” and that Whale is “cutting the line to put the ever-better Brendan Fraser at the forefront of the Best Actor race.” See the full review.

It opens on six screens total in New York City (The Alamo Brooklyn, Angelika, and AMC Lincoln Square) and LA (AMC Century City, Burbank, and The Grove) and plans to be held there next week, expanding to a limited national footprint on December 21. holidays.

Whale It appears to be set at least $50K per screen and maybe more than that in a niche market that could use a bump. We did see some higher opening numbers but most of them are still well below pre-pandemic levels. Ditto with its gross box office total. Both records are A24 to win. Everything everywhere at oncereleased in late March at $50,000 PSA, grossed $70 million in North America ($100+ million worldwide).

Aronofsky (the mother!, black Swan, wrestler) From the screenplay by Samuel D. Hunter based on Hunter’s 2012 play of the same name. It stars Hong Chau, Sadie Sink, Tai Simpkins, and Samantha Morton.

Frasier wore modern prosthetics for the film – beyond the traditional fat suit. The actor called the role of 600-pound Charlie the “biggest challenge” of his career and the character “the most heroic man I’ve ever played”. A video of the actor crying to applause in Venice was widely shared, as was the subsequent love by The Rock on Twitter.

In another big opening this weekend, Sam Mendes The Empire of Light From Searchlight Pictures reaches 100 cinemas in 30 of the best markets.

Arthouse reservations include College Corner in Boston, Jacob Burns Film Center and Huntington Cinemas in New York, Avon in CT, AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs, Cinema Arts Fairfax, Bryn Maw Film Institute and more. Multiple complexes include Metreon in San Francisco, Lincoln Square and Union Square in New York City, and AMC Burbank.

Scout was working hard with food menu And the Anisherin from Inisherin Both in theatres. As independent distributors experiment with release strategies, Searchlight said the movie, which stars Olivia Colman, Michael Ward and Colin Firth, will be limited to a few theaters in each opening city — or the same they’d get with a traditional platform release. This allows major cinemas and screening complexes to open the film at the same time and “pop,” as it was reported, rather than waiting another week or two.

Expands on December 23rd to 600-700 locations.

Set in and around an old, faded cinema in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, it is about the relationship of Hilary (Coleman), a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Ward), a new employee who is eager to see her. To escape from a rural town where he faces daily racism as a young black man. With Tom Brooke, Tanya Moody, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clark, and Toby Jones.

It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival – Deadline review – and screened in Toronto. Mendez Stockholm Vision Prize at the Stockholm Film Festival, and the Kieslowski Award at EnergaCAMERIMAGE.

Scout is marketing The Empire of Light To a core moviegoer, house, frequent moviegoers, and Anglophile audience with a target of 25+. The campaign will include extensive targeting of the national media over the weeks of the expansion.

Also opening, Greenwich Entertainment presents Josh Alexander’s Al Sharpton documentary garrulous in more than 50 locations. The closing night selection of the Tribeca Festival follows the career of a polarizing preacher and activist who made headlines in New York City in the late 1980s and has been at the center of the national conversation about race ever since. With never-before-seen archival footage and up-close access, the doc shines a devastating light on the pastoral prodigy turned political thriller turned media institutional figure.

Outsider Pictures provides a photo of Fernando Jozoni White girlChilean Academy Award for Best International Film, at Laemmle Glendale and Cinema Village in Manhattan. White girl It had its world premiere in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival this year, winning Best Screenplay for Josoni.

Laura Lopez first appears as an 18-year-old in a foster home and key witness in a trial against powerful politicians and businessmen in a child sex scandal. As questions are asked, her role in the scandal becomes unclear. Alejandro Goek plays the priest who runs the nursery. With Amparo Noguera, Marcelo Alonso and Daniela Ramirez. The film is based on a real-life child sexual abuse ring in the early 2000s run by a businessman and gym owner.

Chile won the Academy Award for Best International Film in 2018 with Sebastian Lelio Wonderful womanwhile Paul Larrain’s number He was nominated for the 2012-13 race and Maite Alberdi’s mole agent It was nominated in the Best Documentary category last year.

Atlas Film Distribution opens Stephen LaMort’s parody mean one in over 160 theaters.

David Howard Thornton (Terrifying 2‘s Art the Clown) plays a green-haired grumpy in a Santa suit, who lives on a mountain high above Newville, despising the holiday season. As he unleashes a new era of terror that threatens to ruin Christmas, Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were massacred by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, returns in pursuit of closure. Written by Flip and Art Kobler. With Chase Mullins, John Bigham, Eric Becker, Flip Kubler and Amy Schumacher who are also producers.

Netflix opens Musical Matilda by Roald Dahl In approximately 120 theaters including the Quad, iPic Fulton Market in New York, Cinemark Playa Vista, iPic Westwood, Regal LA Live and the Bay in LA. It has grossed $9.6 million in the UK and Ireland since its release on November 25 by Sony.

The new show stars Tony Award-winning musical Olivier Emma Thompson, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough, Cyndo Fey, Alisha Weir and Lashana Lynch and directed by Matthew Warchus.. Dennis Kelly has adapted the Royal Shakespeare Company production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Weir is the book’s writer, Matilda Wormwood, a young girl with great curiosity, a sharp mind, and a vivid imagination. Graham and Riseborough are the worst parents in the world.

streamer Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro It runs in about 100 theaters including the IFC Center, MoMA, and Alamo Drafthouse in New York and Regal LA Live and the Bay in Los Angeles.

that it white noise It expands to 275 theaters including Paris and Angelika in New York and Landmark Nuart, Laemmle Monica and the Bay in Los Angeles.

RLJE Films makes a holiday drink Christmas Bloody Christmas On over 300 screens including NY/LA and broadcasting on Shudder. Directed by Joe Pegos. Record store owner Tori Thoms is just looking to get drunk and party when a nearby toy store’s robotic Santa Claus goes on a rampage killing spree across a snowy, neon-drenched landscape, forcing her into a blood-splattered fight for survival against the inescapable heavy metal. Have mercy. Saint Nick. With Riley Dandy, Sam Delish, Jonah Ray Rodriguez, Dora Madison, Jeremy Gardner, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Abraham Penrop.

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