Danielle Deadwyler is likely headed for a Best Actress nomination in Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, which opens wide in approximately 2000 theaters on October 28th. She plays Mamie Till, mother of Emmett who was brutally murdered in 1955. The biographical drama features Jalyn Hall as her son as well as Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg.
After its premiere at the New York Film Festival, Till received critical acclaim and it sports a 99% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Yet since its October 14th limited release, returns have been underwhelming. This past weekend, it earned approximately $600,000 on 104 screens. That’s a per screen average of just over $3600 and it doesn’t bode well for the expansion.
Three years ago, Harriet surpassed forecasts with its debut at the same time of year. With nearly $12 million for its start, that kind of number would be amazing for Till. Given the early evidence, it may only make a third of that.
Till opening weekend prediction: $3.8 million
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