Acclaimed ‘Monos’ Leads Slow Build-Up to Fall Box Office Primetime

Until the glittery array of recent Toronto International Film Festival launches hit theaters this fall, the arthouse business is ramp-up to the coming onslaught.Though modest, the top performer was “Monos,” which Neon picked up at Sundance.

The Colombian Oscar submission landed initial top theaters and mostly good reviews.

But like most subtitled films, it faces some audience resistance.

Coming soon; popular Tiff hits from Bong Joon Ho (Neon’s “Parasite”) and Pedro Almodovar (Spc’s “Pain and Glory”).Two wider titles continue to show interest: both “The Peanut Butter Falcon” (Roadside Attractions) and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” (Amazon) grossed over $1 million, benefiting from less competition for now, as theaters don’t have a lot to play.OpeningMonos (Neon) – Metacritic: 75; Festivals include: Sundance, Berlin, New Directors/New Films 2019$43,285 in 5 theaters; PTA: $8,657At a time when subtitled films struggle to find audiences, Neon deserves points for taking on the acclaimed

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