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Will the second half of 2019 offer more hope for indies at the Us box office?

Will the second half of 2019 offer more hope for indies at the Us box office?

After a string of disappointments, ’Midsommar’ may offer some hope.

Early box office reports for A24’s horror film Midsommar, starring Florence Pugh, could be just what the Us independent sector needs after a rocky ride in the first half of 2019.

Ari Aster’s follow-up to Sundance 2018 sensation Hereditary is forecast to gross around $13m this weekend and could not come soon enough. If it builds on the $3m Wednesday opening day reported by A24, on a reported $10m marketing spend, that could deliver at least temporary respite for a gloomy independent sector reeling from a string of disappointing releases.

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