Till with Danielle Deadwyler isn’t the only picture with a likely Best Actress nominee expanding this weekend. There’s also Tár in which Cate Blanchett will compete for her third gold statue. I’ve currently got her ranked #1 in that competition. Todd Field directs with a supporting cast including Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, and Mark Strong.
With its 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the portrayal of a renowned composer whose world is riddled by scandal opened in limited release on October 7th. Early results were solid, but its performance this past weekend raises questions as to its broad appeal. On 141 screens, it made $500,000. That translates to just over $3500 per venue.
The film is expected to branch out to 1000 locations on Friday. History teaches us that the per theater average should drop and I’m projecting a gross of just under $2 million for the wider rollout.
Tár opening weekend prediction: $1.8 million
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