‘1917’ Pulls Crowds as ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Parasite’ Draw the Awards Spotlight

Golden Globes weekend is the time for thriving awards titles to pull audiences as they expand their runs.

The standout among recent openers is Christmas Day release “1917” (Universal), with a rare second-weekend increase.

Uncut Gems” (A24) continues to stun as a wide release success.

And “Parasite” (Neon) keeps accruing more high numbers, even before it enters the winners’ circle.Not reporting numbers was Oscar-shortlisted Israel documentary “Advocate” (Film Movement).

Don’t expect more new specialty titles until until February, as some older titles move to parallel home viewing after their 90-day exclusive window expires.Week Two1917 (Universal)$590,000 in 11 theaters (no change); PTA: $53,636; Cumulative: $2,280,000What an impressive way to lead into a wide expansion, let alone the heart of awards season! Sam Mendes’ film is clearly an audience favorite.

In the same 11 theaters in seven cities as last week, its gross actually went up 2%, against the usual second weekend fall off.

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