Two premiere screenings of the rock documentary Frexin: The Story of Dinosaur JR
Williamsburg, the iconic music venue in Brooklyn, has grossed over $ 19K this weekend with a single Saturday show at The Opera House, north of $ 17K. Independent distributors have worked with Utopia Murmrr, which produces live music events, and Art Shingle Mondo, which produces only a limited edition poster for personal sale.
Tickets range from $ 30 (seating on the porch) to $ 50. The band’s frontman Jay Masis played a single set at the nearly-sold 600-seat venue.
Kyle Greenberg, VP of Utopia Marketing and Distribution, said 65% of the 35-44+ voters were male listeners, although there was no shortage of Utopia signature young demos. The poll was “a testament to Dinosaur Jr.’s influence, as the band continued to find new albums and new audiences on the heels of international tours earlier this summer.”
“It’s just classic alternative programming. Some people probably went there to see it Top gun Also this weekend. It’s more than just a movie when you can factor in live music, “said Greenberg.
The film will be screened tonight at Amherst for the 170 seats sold with a Q&A. The whole band, locals from the city, are participating (but not playing). The two shows launched a one-night event on May 31 with 70+ screens and dropped a TVOD on 6/3. Utopia reported sell-outs in San Francisco, Raleigh, Austin, Portland and Seattle, and booked Encore in a handful of college cities.
Greenberg notes that Utopia co-founder Robert Schwartzman is a musician, and he himself has worked in music films for his entire career. The company has a few more music docs in the pipeline but is not ready to announce. Previous project included Polly Styrin: I’m a clich Last fall and Fidlin In 2019. This is a hot spot. Brett Morgan You allIts documentary Munez daydream The ears have premiered. Neon will deliver.
Utopia, great, known for its real rent, has just made a big deal and has made headlines in Kane, with Danish-Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi winning the North American rights. Holy spider In tough competition. Expatriate Tsar Amir Ibrahimi won the Best Actress award for the film at the end of the festival last night.
Distributors also run Gaspar Noe’s Whirlpool Earned an estimated $ 8,448 16 140.5k on 16 screens this weekend since April 29th.
Elsewhere specialty, neon’s To the cheerleader Jonas Carpignano has earned an estimated 5,000 on two screens, the IFC in NY and Laemmle Noho in LA, for three days. It keeps showing JoyWhich earned an estimated $ 18.2K for three weeks $ 89.9K Little mother It has earned 27.4K with 261.5K revenue in six weeks
2000 mules Right-wing filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has seen an estimated $ 156k on 340 screens since Sunday in the second week of the $ 1.2M cum. Distributed by D’Souza Media (Trump card; The death of a nation; Hillary America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party). This is a film about Trump’s true victory in the 2020 election, claiming to show illegal, integrated ballot-box stuffing by a group of far-left “mules” in the swing state that leaned towards Joe Biden.
Also still in theaters: roadside attractions Family camp The estimated three-day total revenue of তৃতীয় 227,590 on 572 screens in the third week is $ 3.3 million.
Of Blicker Street The story of Montana Will gain $ 97,217 for three days and $ 117,454 for four days. The film has 290 screens in its third week of release.
Sony Pictures Classics Jazz Fest: A New Orleans story (Plus three weeks) has earned about $ 20k on six screens of $ 1.8k. Chief It grossed $ 1.24 million on 102 screens in six weeks, earning $ 72.4k.