It was a quieter weekend at the indie box office than last week, with the big move being not a new release, but an expansion. Amazon Studios’ “Brittany Runs A Marathon” expanded nationwide to 757 screens and took in $1.5 million, bringing its total to $3.8 million.
The top new release on the specialty front was NEON’s “Monos,” a drama from Alejandro Landes that premiered at Sundance this past winter. Released on five screens, it grossed $43,285 for a per screen average of $8,657.
“Monos” follows a group of eight teenage commandos in Latin America who are assigned to guard a prisoner and a conscripted cow, only for the mission to fall apart after an ambush drives them into the jungle. Julianne Nicholson and Moises Arias star in the film, which has a 91% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Among other holdovers, Roadside Attractions’ “The Peanut Butter Falcon” added $1.9 million in its sixth weekend, pushing its total to $15 million. Fox Searchlight’s “Ready or Not” added $941,000 in its fourth weekend for a $27.6 million. Finally, Greenwich Entertainment expanded “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” to 220 screens and grossed $734,000 in its second weekend.