‘Pain and Glory’ Shines, ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Falls at Indie Box Office

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Two top Hollywood stars had their latest films hit arthouse theaters this weekend, with each finding very different fates at the box office. While Antonio Banderas’ “Pain and Glory” earned the top per screen average of the weekend, Natalie Portman’s “Lucy in the Sky” fell to Earth after receiving poor reviews.

“Pain and Glory,” the latest film from famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, has received critical acclaim since its May premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Banderas received the Best Actor award. Released by Sony Pictures Classics on four screens in Los Angeles and New York, the film grossed $160,087 for an average of $40,022. It’s the largest per screen average for a SPC release since the Oscar-winning “Call Me by Your Name” in November 2017.

Also Read: Antonio Banderas Didn’t Want to Impersonate Pedro Almodóvar for ‘Pain and Glory’ (Video)

“Pain and Glory” stars Banderas as Salvador Mallo, an acclaimed director whose failing health has paralyzed both his career and his social life. After a series of encounters leads Salvador to reflect on his childhood and the sacrifices made by his mother (Penelope Cruz), he slowly finds the inspiration to move forward with his life and with a new film. Critics have given the film a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Meanwhile, “Lucy in the Sky” was released on 37 screens in five cities by Fox Searchlight but only grossed approximately $55,000, for a per screen average of approximately $1,500. Starring Portman as an astronaut who struggles to readjust to life on Earth, the film boasts a strong supporting cast with Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz and Dan Stevens but was panned by critics with a 27% Rotten Tomatoes score.

It’s a tough setback for Fox Searchlight, which found success with their widest release ever, “Ready or Not,” which has grossed $48 million worldwide against a $6 million budget. Fortunately for the indie wing, they have a chance for a quick rebound in two weeks with the release of “Jojo Rabbit,” the winner of the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Also Read: ‘Pain and Glory’ Film Review: Antonio Banderas Plays Pedro Almodóvar – Sort Of

Also releasing this weekend was “My People, My Country,” an anthology collection of seven short films by Chinese filmmakers to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The film was distributed by China Media Capital on 70 screens and grossed $970,000 for a per screen average of $13,744.

Next weekend will see the release of one of the most acclaimed films of the year: “Parasite,” the seventh film from Bong Joon-ho and the first Korean film ever to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. The film is expected to be the frontrunner for Best International Film at the Oscars and could be a potential Best Picture nominee, currently holding a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score with 118 reviews logged. NEON is handling the film’s limited U.S. release.

Antonio Banderas, Kerry Washington and 95 More Portraits From TheWrap’s Toronto Studio (Photos)

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  • Robert Pattinson, Robert Eggers, and Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

    Robert Pattinson, director Robert Eggers and Willem Dafoe, “The Lighthouse” 

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  • Kerry Washington, American Son

    Actress-producer Kerry Washington, “American Son” 

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  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

    Actor Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory” 

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  • Bryce Dallas Howard, Dads

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    Isabelle Huppert and director Ira Sachs, “Frankie” 

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    Christopher Plummer, “Knives Out” 

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    Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, “Knives Out” 

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    Actor Don Johnson, “Knives Out” 

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    Actress Toni Collette, “Knives Out” 

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  • Knives Out Cast and Director Rian Johnson

    “Knives Out” cast and director Rian Johnson 

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  • Finn Wittrock, Renée Zellweger, and Rupert Goold, Judy

    Actors Finn Wittrock, Renée Zellweger and director Rupert Goold, “Judy” 

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    Actor Leslie Odom Jr., “Harriet” 

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    Director Kasi Lemmons, “Harriet” 

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    “Harriet” cast with director Kasi Lemmons 

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  • Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day

    Director Marielle Heller, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” 

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    Actor Enrico Colantoni, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” 

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  • Kelvin Harrison Jr, Waves

    Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr, “Waves” 

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  • Alexa Demie, Waves

    Actress Alexa Demie, “Waves” 

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  • Lucas Hedges, Waves

    Actor Lucas Hedges, “Waves” 

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  • Taylor Russell, Waves

    Actor Taylor Russell, “Waves” 

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    Director Trey Edward Shults, “Waves” 

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  • Waves Cast and Director Trey Edward Schults

    “Waves” cast and director Trey Edward Schults

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  • Dakota Johnson, The Friend

    Actress Dakota Johnson, “The Friend” 

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  • Jason Segel, The Friend

    Actor Jason Segel, “The Friend” 

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  • Matthew Teague, Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel, and Gabriela Cowperthwaite, The Friend

    Producer Matthew Teague, stars Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel and director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, “The Friend” 

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  • Jamie Dornan, Synchronic

    Actor Jamie Dornan, “Synchronic”

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  • Jamie Dornan and Ally Ioannides, Synchronic

    Actors Jamie Dornan and Ally Ioannides, “Synchronic”

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  • Ally Ioannides, Justin Benson, Jamie Dornan, and Aaron Moorhead,Synchronic

    Ally Ioannides, co-director Justin Benson, Jamie Dornan and co-director Aaron Moorhead, “Synchronic” 

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  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas, The Sky is Pink

    Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, “The Sky Is Pink” 

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  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Shonali Bose, The Sky is Pink

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas and director Shonali Bose, “The Sky Is Pink”

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  • Isla Fisher, Greed

    Actress Isla Fisher, “Greed” 

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  • Isla Fisher and Steve Coogan, Greed

    Actors Isla Fisher and Steve Coogan, “Greed” 

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  • Beanie Feldstein, How to Build a Girl

    Beanie Feldstein, “How to Build a Girl”

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  • Alfie Allen, How to Build a Girl

    Actor Alfie Allen, “How to Build a Girl” 

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  • Alfie Allen and Beanie Feldstein, How to Build a Girl

    Actors Alfie Allen and Beanie Feldstein, “How to Build a Girl”

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  • Coky Giedroyc, Caitlin Moran, Beanie Feldstein, and Alfie Allen, How to Build a Girl

    Director Coky Giedroyc, writer Caitlin Moran, actress Beanie Feldstein and actor Alfie Allen, “How to Build a Girl” 

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  • Bolude Watson, Hearts and Bones

    Actress Bolude Watson, “Hearts and Bones” 

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  • Andrew Luri, Hearts and Bones

    Actor Andrew Luri, “Hearts and Bones”

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  • Hugo Weaving, Hearts and Bones

    Actor Hugo Weaving, “Hearts and Bones” 

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  • Hearts and Bones cast and Director Ben Lawrence

    “Hearts and Bones” cast and director Ben Lawrence 

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  • Gabe Polsky and Steven Warshaw, Red Penguins

    Director Gabe Polsky and producer Steven Warshaw, “Red Penguins” 

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  • Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino,The Climb

    Actor Kyle Marvin and actor-director-writer Michael Angelo Covino, “The Climb” 

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  • Alex Wolff, Bad Education

    Actor Alex Wolff, “Bad Education”

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  • Ray Romano, Bad Education

    Actor Ray Romano, “Bad Education” 

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  • Bad Education Cast

    Actors Hari Dhilon, Allison Janney, Rafael Casal, Geraldine Viswanathan, Ray Romano, Alex Wolff, Mike Makowsky, and director Cory Finley, “Bad Education” 

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  • Military Wives Director and Cast

    Director Peter Cattaneo, actors Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng,”Military Wives” 

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  • Ellen Page, There's Something in the Water

    Director Ellen Page, “There’s Something in the Water” 

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  • Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

    Director-actor Taika Waititi, “Jojo Rabbit”

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  • Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit

    Actor Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”

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  • Alfie Allen, Jojo Rabbit

    Actor Alfie Allen, “Jojo Rabbit”

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  • Stephen Merchant, Jojo Rabbit

    Actor Stephen Merchant, “Jojo Rabbit” 

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  • JoJo Rabbit Cast and Director Taika Waititi

    “JoJo Rabbit” Cast and Director Taika Waititi

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  • Gael Garcia Bernal, Ema

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  • Mariana Di Girolamo, Ema

    Actress Mariana Di Girolamo, “Ema” 

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  • Santiago Cabrera, Ema

    Actor Santiago Cabrera, “Ema”  

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  • Gael Garcia Bernal, Mariana Di Girolamo, Santiago Santiago Cabrera, and Pablo Larraín, Ema

    Gael Garcia Bernal, Mariana Di Girolamo, Santiago Santiago Cabrera and director Pablo Larraín, “Ema” 

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  • Julie Delpy, My Zoe

    Actress-writer-director Julie Delpy, “My Zoe” 

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  • RIchard Armitage, My Zoe

    Actor Richard Armitage, “My Zoe” 

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  • Richard Armitage and Julie Delpy, My Zoe

    Richard Armitage and Julie Delpy, “My Zoe” 

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  • Halina Reid, Instinct

    Director Halina Reijn, “Instinct” 

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  • Carice van Houten, Instinct

    Actress Carice van Houten, “Instinct” 

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  • Valerie Pachner, A Hidden Life

    Actress Valerie Pachner, “A Hidden Life” 

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  • August Diehl, A Hidden Life

    Actor August Diehl, “A Hidden Life” 

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  • Stellan Skarsgård, Hope

    Actor Stellan Skarsgård, “Hope” 

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  • Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård, and Maria Sødahl, Hope

    Actors Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård and director Maria Sødahl, “Hope” 

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  • Laysla De Oliveira and Rossif Sutherland, Guest of Honour

    Actors Laysla De Oliveira and Rossif Sutherland, “Guest of Honour” 

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  • Makoto Shinkai, Weathering With You

    Writer-director Makoto Shinkai, “Weathering With You” 

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  • Daniel Radcliffe, Guns Akimbo

    Actor Daniel Radcliffe, “Guns Akimbo” 

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  • Samara Weaving, Guns Akimbo

    Actress Samara Weaving, “Guns Akimbo” 

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  • Guns Akimbo Cast and Director Jason Lei Howden

    Director Jason Lei Howden, Samara Weaving and Daniel Radcliffe, “Guns Akimbo”

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  • Charlie Hunnam, True History of The Kelly Gang

    Actor Charlie Hunnam, “True History of The Kelly Gang” 

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  • George MacKay, True History of the Kelly Gang

    George Mackay, “True History of the Kelly Gang” 

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  • Justin Kurzel, True History of the Kelly Gang

    Director Justin Kurzel, “True History of the Kelly Gang” 

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  • True History of the Kelly Gang Cast and Director

    Director Justin Kurzel, stars Essie Davis, George Mackay and Charlie Hunnam, “True History of the Kelly Gang” 

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  • Josh and Ben Safdie, Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

    Josh and Ben Safdie, Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems”

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  • Idina Menzel, Uncut Gems

    Actress Idina Menzel, “Uncut Gems” 

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  • Kevin Garnett, Uncut Gems

    Actor Kevin Garnett, “Uncut Gems” 

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  • Julia Fox, Uncut Gems

    Actress Julia Fox, “Uncut Gems” 

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  • LaKeith Stanfield, Uncut Gems

    Actor LaKeith Stanfield, “Uncut Gems” 

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  • Uncut Gems Cast and Directors Safdie Brothers

    “Uncut Gems” cast and directors Josh and Ben Safdie  

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  • Edgar Ramírez, Wasp Network

    Edgar Ramírez, “Wasp Network”

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  • Wagner Moura, Wasp Network

    Actor Wagner Moura, “Wasp Network” 

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  • Wasp Network Cast and Director Olivier Assayas

    Director Olivier Assayas, stars Wagner Moura, Édgar Ramirez and Gael García Bernal, “Wasp Network”

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  • Alex Wolff, Human Capital

    Actor Alex Wolff, “Human Capital” 

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  • Maya Hawke and Alex Wolff, Human Capital

    Maya Hawke and Alex Wolff, “Human Capital”

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  • Human Capital Cast and Director Marc Meyers

    Betty Gabriel, director Marc Meyers, Maya Hawke and Alex Wolff, “Human Capital” 

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  • Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn

    Actors Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Edward Norton, “Motherless Brooklyn” 

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  • Claes Bang, The Burnt Orange Heresy

    Actor Claes Bang, “The Burnt Orange Heresy” 

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  • Giuseppe Capotondi, The Burnt Orange Heresy

    Director Giuseppe Capotondi, “The Burnt Orange Heresy”

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  • Hirokazu Koreeda, The Truth

    Director Hirokazu Koreeda, “The Truth” 

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  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

    Actor Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes” 

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  • The Two Popes Cast, Writer and Director

    Writer Anthony McCarten, director Fernando Meirelles, actors Jonathan Pryce and Juan Minujín, “The Two Popes” 

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  • Malky Godman, Keith Thomas, Dave Davis, and Menashe Lustig, The Vigil

    Actress Malky Goldman, writer-director Keith Thomas, actors Dave Davis and Menashe Lustig, “The Vigil” 

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