‘Flee,’ ‘Wolf,’ ‘Hand Of God,’ ‘Benedetta’, Arthur Ashe Doc, Jeffrey Epstein Horror Satire Open Eclectic Arthouse Weekend – Specialty Box Office

‘Flee,’ ‘Wolf,’ ‘Hand Of God,’ ‘Benedetta’, Arthur Ashe Doc, Jeffrey Epstein Horror Satire Open Eclectic Arthouse Weekend – Specialty Box Office
The arthouse is awash with well reviewed new offerings from Danish animated doc Flee to Paulo Sorrentino’s Hand of God to IFC’s Benedetta heading into awards season and amid a paucity of new wide releases.

The first weekend of December following the five-day Thanksgiving frame is notoriously slow at the box office, but also a time when arthouse can breaks through.

The weekend also brings a small but growing foothold Stateside for the new Omicron variant. How widespread and infectious it is, severity of illness and response to vaccines are still unclear. Exhibitors of all sizes are watching closely. If the brisk pace of ticket presales for Spiderman-Man: No Way Home are a sign, the younger demo at least is shrugging it off. Older audiences key to specialty film have been the group most reluctant to return to theaters but green shoots appeared recently in the market for grownup films.
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