Supernova, Bleecker Street’s acclaimed drama starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as two partners going on what may be one of their last adventures with one another, has found a warm reception at the specialty box office. The film earned an estimated $98,670 at 330 theaters in its opening weekend.
Firth plays Sam and Tucci plays Tusker, the latter of which has been diagnosed with dementia. With their valuable time together seemingly ticking away, they travel across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past.
Supernova is Harry Macqueen’s Sophomore feature that he wrote and directed. His first film, Hinterland, which he also wrote, produced and acted in, followed a similar emotionally potent premise and was received relatively well by critics and audiences back in 2014. So far, his new film has received a glowing 87% certified fresh critic score on Rotten Tomatoes with 101 reviews, and some are looking at it as a potential awards contender.
Another specialty release, Neon’s documentary short Apollo 11: Quarantine, also opened this weekend in select IMAX theaters and received an estimated $11,000 at just 55 theaters. IFC film’s new horror film The Night, roped in an estimated $11,000 as well at just 33 theaters. Although the domestic box office is still struggling due to the persisting pandemic, some films are still finding some success, no matter how little it may look in comparison to previous years.