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‘Official Secrets’ Screams Highest Opening; Chinese Animated ‘Ne Zha’ & Holdover ‘Miles Davis’ Robust: Specialty Box Office

IFC Films’ Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes is tracking atop the specialty box office Labor Day weekend with a solid start in four theaters. The Sundance ’19 premiere has a four-day estimate of $80,046 in four New York and Los Angeles theaters, averaging $20,012. Directed by Gavin Hood, the title’s launch is one of a half-dozen specialties reporting numbers Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

Official Secret’s bow is on par with Hood’s previous directorial, Eye In The Sky, which Bleecker Street launched in 5 theaters, grossing $113,803 in its opening frame, averaging $22,761. The feature went on to cume $18.7M.

Commented IFC Films Sunday: “We are pleased and excited about our opening weekend numbers thus far, as audiences have come out to deliver Official Secrets, the latest from acclaimed and award winning filmmaker Gavin Hood, one of the strongest per screen averages for a specialized film over Labor Day weekend.

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