‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Opens Regal; ‘Vox Lux’ Solid and ‘The Favourite’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

The Queens have it again.

Focus Features opened Mary Queen of Scots in four New York and L.A.

locations Friday to a robust start, taking in over $200K for a weekend, topping $50,045 per-heater average, placing it as the 11th highest PTA of the year as of Sunday morning.Specialty moviegoers are clearly satiating their zest for period films centering on monarchs from the British Isles.

Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite had the year’s highest opening weekend PTA at $105K.

Now in its third weekend, the feature, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, as well as Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as her aristocratic suitors, expanded over the weekend, grossing $1.43M in 91 theaters, averaging $15,714.Though Mary Queen of Scots reigned among limited-release openers, Neon’s Vox Lux by Brady Corbet and Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back, released via Ld Entertainment, Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, had solid showings.

Vox Lux,

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