This success stood in sharp contrast to the weak opening for Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” (Lionsgate). Despite a strong push for the Amazon presentation, which opened the New York Film Festival, the military veteran drama starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne couldn’t pull in specialty audiences.
Lady Bird (A24) – Metacritic: 93; Festivals include: Telluride, Toronto, New York 2017
$375,612 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $93,903
The first breakout hit of the awards season is also the biggest specialized release of the year