‘Emma’ Delivers Charming Opening, ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Laughs Its Way To $2M Debut – Specialty Box Office

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‘Emma’ Delivers Charming Opening, ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Laughs Its Way To $2M Debut – Specialty Box Office
Focus Features proved this weekend that Jane Austen’s classic of romantic misadventures and the humor that goes with it remains timeless. Emma., Autumn de Wilde’s visionary and fresh adaptation of the Austen novel, opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles to strong numbers, grossing an estimated $230,000. This brought the per-theater average to $46,000, which is the highest of any specialty opening this year — not too shabby for the Anya Taylor-Joy-led period rom-com.

The five runs across the Landmark, Alamo Drafthouse and Angelika in New York and the Arclight Hollywood and Landmark in Los Angeles are all reporting impressive numbers as the film sits at an 88% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes and audiences seem to love it as they have ranked it at 100%.

Emma.‘s box office performance echoes similar openings of period pieces for Focus Features including Victoria & Abdul (2017), which opened in four theaters
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