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Women Lead the Specialty Box Office as ‘Rbg’ Enters the Top 10

All hail the notorious Rbg. As Cannes premieres titles that will fill specialized release calendars, Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic “Rbg” made the top 10 — and in just 180 theaters.

Also opening were “The Seagull” and “Beast,” neither of which rose to the level of standout in their initial results. Several other niche titles, led by “Boom for Real,” a new documentary on artist Jean-Michael Basquiat showed initial interest. Directed by Sara Driver, it is one of several standout current specialized titles directed by women, a significant parallel to the Palais protest Saturday in Cannes.

In addition to “Rbg,” co-directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Claire Denis’ “Let the Sunshine In” is performing ahead of most recent subtitled films. “Revenge” from Coralie Fargeat had strong success in its initial streaming dates along with some theatrical play. Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” is settling in for a decent run, while Lynne Ramsey’s

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