‘Infinity Pool’, ‘Close’ and ‘Fear’ Open Specialty Box Office – Deadline
Neon and Topic Studios present the writer/director Brandon Cronenberg‘s infinity pool at 1,835 theaters in a lively specialty weekend sandwiched between a fresh batch of Sundance films and noteworthy expansions in the glow of Oscar nominations.
infinity pool, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Colman, and Jalil Lespert, made its debut this past weekend in the midnight segment of the just-ended Sundance Film Festival. Skarsgård and Coleman are enjoying the perfect beach vacation getaway in the fictional state of Lee Tolka—until two other tourists convince them to venture outside the resort grounds, where they find themselves in a culture full of violence, fun, and terror. Review deadline here.
The A24 serves the Belgian exit Lucas Dont‘s Close, has just been nominated for Best International Film and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The drama follows Leo (Aiden Damprin) and Remy (Gustave de Wael), two thirteen-year-old best friends whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly and tragically torn apart. Written by Daunt and Angelo Tessenes. Also stars Emily Deakin and Leah Drucker.
The film opens at four locations in New York and Los Angeles
Deon Taylor and Roxanne Taylor’s Hidden Empire Releasing presents a horror thriller afraidAnd Directed by Deon Taylor and written by Taylor and John Ferry, it has been on more than 1,000 screens.
One year after a global pandemic, a group of friends gather in the remote Tahoe Mountains at the historic Strawberry Lodge. A much-needed getaway and festive weekend soon becomes a nightmare and they struggle to survive as the truth about the inn unfolds before them. Starring Joseph Sikora, Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonze, Robbie Modine, Ido Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins and Jessica Allen, with Tip “TI” Harris.
Greenwich Entertainment presents The man in the cellar in New York City, Los Angeles and 10 additional Top 25 markets across 17 shows (with an exclusive 32-day theatrical window). Directed by Philip Legoy Starring François Closier, Jeremy Resnais and Bérénice Bejo. Won first prize at the UK Jewish Film Festival.
Based on a true story by friends of co-writer and director Le Guay, a happy Parisian couple (Renier and Bejo) sells basement storage in their apartment building to a seemingly ordinary man (Cluzet) to keep his archive. It soon becomes apparent that the man has taken up permanent residence there, and it is also revealed that he is a notorious Holocaust denier. The couple desperately try unsuccessfully to cancel the sale, then initiate a drawn-out legal action for eviction as the basement dweller becomes a malevolent presence, undermining the couple’s marriage and insinuating their naive teenage daughter.
Greenwich scheduled his release to National Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 28.
expansion: UAR awards the Oscar for Best Picture The woman speaks expanded nationwide this weekend to more than 700 theaters in more than 150 markets — up from 153 showings in 59 markets.
Focus features are expanding storehouseAnd With six Academy Award nominations, to 535 nominations domestically.
Other specialty slots: IFC Films presents a romantic comedy life upside down Written and directed by Cecilia Miniucci, starring Bob Odenkirk, Radha Mitchell, Danny Huston and Rosie Fellner. Three couples bound by friendship, love, and work navigate relationships in the digital age as their lives are slowly but surely upended.
Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing presents this espionage thriller combomatDirected by Jerome Sall, starring Jill Lelouch and Joanna Coolig, on five screens, including Laemmle Glendale in Los Angeles, and on demand. The story of a French civil servant who unwittingly finds himself in conflict with one of the most powerful and dangerous forces of modern times, the Russian FSB, or Federal Security Service, as he is framed for a horrific crime.
The great Abramorama/PBS shows are out there remember this By Jeff Hutchens and Derek Goldman in a limited edition. Written by Clark Young and Goldman. Starring David Strathairn in a solo performance as Jan Karski in the true story of a reluctant World War II hero and witness to the Holocaust. Karski, a member of the Polish underground, risks his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland to the Western world, and eventually to the Oval Office.
Yash Raj Films opened Bollywood spy movie Pathan in nearly 900 theaters on Wednesday with a final take of $59 million over a few weeks and a controversial music video with 240 million views. Directed by Siddharth Anand. Shah Rukh Khan – in his highly anticipated first film in five years – stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.