Indie Box Office: ‘Journey’s End,’ ‘Flower’ Open to Solid Results



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The art house scene saw two new films enter theaters in L.A. and New York: The Orchard’s dramedy “Flower” and Good Deed’s antiwar film “Journey’s End.”
“Flower” opened on three screens and had the highest per screen average of the weekend, earning $57,851 for a PSA of $19,284. The film will expand to 20 major markets next weekend, followed by a nationwide release on March 30.
Premiering at Tribeca last year and starring Zoey Deutch, “Flower” follows a young woman named Erica who decides to help her severely depressed stepbrother Luke (Joey Morgan) stalk and expose a man he thinks sexually assaulted him, only for the plan to completely disintegrate. Max Winkler directed the film and co-wrote it with Alex McAulay and Matt Spicer. The film has received positive reviews with a 67 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
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“Journey’s End” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and is an adaptation of R.C. Sherriff’s famed 1928 play about British soldiers stuck in the trenches during World War I. Starring Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin and Paul Bettany, the film had a solid start with $12,700 from its two screen opening. Adapted by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, the film has been a massive hit with critics with a 94 percent RT score.
Also releasing this weekend is Focus Features/Participant Media/Working Title’s “7 Days in Entebbe,” which stars Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike in a retelling of the 1976 Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris that was hijacked and sent to Entebbe, Uganda, prompting a rescue by the Israeli military. The film received negative reviews with a 22 percent score and has gotten off to a weak start with $1.63 million from 838 screens, giving it a PSA of $1,962.
Elsewhere, IFC’s “The Death of Stalin” expanded to 30 screens this weekend, adding $580,000 for a PSA just behind that of “Flower” with $18,143 and a total of $844,000. Focus’ “Thoroughbreds” added $470,000 from 564 screens, bringing its total to $2.26 million.

“Black Panther” is a blockbuster watershed moment, smashing both box office records and expectations for what a majority African American film can do, and launching its brilliant cast to super-stardom. Here are the next projects the film’s stars have lined up.
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1. Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther)  Boseman will next be seen reprising the role of “Black Panther” in Marvel Studios upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Untitled Avengers Part 4.”
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2. Michael B. Jordan (Erik “Killmonger” Stevens)  Jordan, who brought gravitas and serious political significance to the role of villain Killmonger, will next make his second appearance as boxer Adonis Johnson in “Creed 2.”
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3. Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi)  Kaluuya, already a Best Actor Oscar nominee for his breakout role in “Get Out,” will next be seen in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.”
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4. Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia)  Oscar winner Nyong’o will next be seen opposite Josh Gad in the zombie horror-comedy “Little Monsters,” and is attached to the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot.
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5. Danai Gurira (Okoye)  Gurira practically steals the film as the head of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s special forces. She’ll be back in the role for “Avengers: Infinity War,” opening in May. Until then, fans can still watch her in her breakthrough role as Michonne on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
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6. Letitia Wright (Shuri)  Another “Black Panther” co-star who practically stole the film, Wright will next been seen in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” which hits theaters March 29. And yes, she’ll also be back for “Avengers: Infinity War” in May.
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7. Forest Whitaker (Zuri)  The prolific Oscar winner has a busy slate with three more films lined up for 2018, including the thriller “How It Ends,” and “LAbyrinth” about the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious BIG.
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8. Angela Bassett (Ramonda)  Bassett won’t be showing up in “Infinity War,” but you can get your fix this July with “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” where Bassett stars opposite Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill.
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9. Winston Duke (M’Baku)  Duke, whose portrayal of the powerful Wakandan nobleman and uneasy ally of T’challa was a “Black Panther” fan favorite, will reprise the role in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
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With “Black Panther” smashing through box office records, TheWrap takes a look at what’s next for the the cast of the global blockbuster

“Black Panther” is a blockbuster watershed moment, smashing both box office records and expectations for what a majority African American film can do, and launching its brilliant cast to super-stardom. Here are the next projects the film’s stars have lined up.

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