Within this context, a decent opening — $20,000 in four top theaters — for Joanna Hogg’s highly praised “The Souvenir” is positive news. It’s good enough to serve as the basis for much wider play, but doesn’t suggest a strong prognosis for the business.
Meanwhile, documentaries continue to provide specialized releasing whatever good news there is: “The Biggest Little Farm” showed continued growth in its second weekend.
The Souvenir (A24) – Metacritic: 94; Festivals include: Sundance, Berlin 2019
$85,851 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $21,463
With “The Souvenir,