‘First Man’ Launches With $1.1 Million at Thursday Box Office

Universal Pictures’ “First Man” grossed $1.1 million in previews on Thursday from 2,850 theaters, of which $370,000 came from IMAX screens.The studio is projecting an opening weekend of $15-18 million, with independent trackers pushing their expectations up to $20 million.

In comparison, Tom Hanks’ “Bridge of Spies” took in $600,000 before it grossed $15.4 million its opening weekend.

Deepwater Horizon” earned $860,000 and finished with $20.2 million.

Arrival” grossed $1.4 million in previews before earning $24 million its opening weekend.“First Man” is the followup for director Damien Chazelle after winning the Oscar for Best Director for “La La Land” last year, with Ryan Gosling from his “La La Land” team joining him.Based on James R.

Hansen’s detailed recounting of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, “First Man” stars Gosling as Neil Armstrong and delves into the personal life and inner

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