‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ ‘The Card Counter’ Revive Indie Box Office

‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ ‘The Card Counter’ Revive Indie Box Office
After a summer with only sporadic major releases, the specialty box office can finally begin its post-shutdown rebuild in earnest as Searchlight released its biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” this weekend and Focus’ “The Card Counter” entered its second weekend.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye” was released on 450 screens this weekend and grossed $675,000 for a per theater average of $1,500 and a spot in the Top 10 on the weekend charts. It’s a decent result given that older audiences, the cornerstone of specialty films, have been more reluctant to return to theaters than younger audiences.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, who rose to prominence as America’s most popular televangelist couple. But in the ’80s, Faye found herself in the middle of a turbulent media frenzy between her husband’s conviction on fraud charges and her own
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