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BTS On Hiatus But Still Packs A Punch As ‘Suga’ Concert Film Pushes $1M Weekend – Specialty Box Office

Concert film Suga – Agust D Tour ‘D-Day’ The Movie from Trafalgar Releasing took in $990k for Saturday alone, rounding out the North American box office top ten — testament to the power of concert films post-Covid and the enduring popularity of the K-Pop powerhouse. The band is currently on hiatus as members entered military service required in South Korea. But Suga, the second youngest, got in one last solo concert in Seoul last year. It was released into theaters globally for two playdates on April 10 and April 13, for a cume of $2.2 million.

The film played at 723 locations Saturday in the U.S. ($910.3k) and 64 in Canada ($80.6k). (Total screens 787.)

The showtimes were limited, mostly to one 7 pm screening, although some theaters had more than one. Additional screenings continue at select locations through April 21.

North America Imax grosses for Suga were $705k — a notable 32% of the cume to date.

Trafalgar said  the top three North America engagements were Regal Dole Cannery (Honolulu, HI), Regal Edwards Mira Mesa (San Diego, CA) and Regal Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco).

The Long Game from Mucho Mas Media was no. 8 in North America on 1,030 with an estimated $1.39 million. Julio Quintana’s sports drama starring Jay Hernandez and Dennis Quaid, is the true story of five young Mexican American caddies in 1955 who created their own golf course in the middle of South Texas brush country. Despite outdated and inferior equipment and no professional instruction at first they would go on to compete against wealthy all-white teams and win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.

Other solid specialty openings include horror-thriller Sting, with a projected weekend gross of $860k from 975 screens. Well Go USA’s widest-ever theatrical release, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner, stars Alyla Browne as 12-year-old Charlotte, whose pet spider rapidly transforms into a giant flesh-eating monster, forcing the young girl to fight for her family’s survival.

Nicolas Cage-starrer Arcadian from IFC Films is looking at a $481k weekend on 1,100 theaters. The Benjamin Brewer-directed movie follows a father and his twin teenage sons who are fighting to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the world.

Sasquatch Sunset is grossing $93k in its first weekend in limited release on nine screens for a weekend at $10.3k. Nathan and David Zellner’s dialogue-free quirky imagining of the daily lives of a Bigfoot tribe in northern California is getting great press ahead an expansion to 800 screens this Friday. Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Riley Keough, Christophe Zajac-Denek and Nathan Zellner — unrecognizable as the hairy tribe of four.

Indigo Girls: It’s Only Life After All is seeing $14.2k on 14 screens. The Oscilloscope release by Alexandria Bombach’s has a cume of $147k including a one-night event showing on 98 screens last week.

Holdovers: Sony Pictures Classics’ Wicked Little Letters is at an estimated $820.4k on 1,009 screens (last week 1,002), for a cume of $2,8 million. Director Thea Sharrock’s British period comedy, R-rated for profanity, stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.

IFC’s Late Night With The Devil took in another $440k on 607 screens for a cume of $9.3 million. By Cameron and Colin Cairnes, starring David Dastmalchian.

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