‘The Empty Man’ Opens at Empty Theaters as Weekend Box Office Grosses Less Than $10 Million

This week has been one of the year’s strongest for new film releases.

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon) is the most talked-about movie in months.

On the Rocks” (Apple) reunites the director and star of “Lost in Translation.” The director of “Cast Away” and the “Back To the Future” franchise adapted Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (HBO Max).

The creator of “Dear White People” returned to feature films with an $8 million Sundance acquisition, “Bad Hair” (Hulu).

And Ben Wheatley dared to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, “Rebecca” (Netflix).Of course, none of those films were available in theaters.

Instead, the only new wide release was graphic novel adaptation “The Empty Man,” a 20th Century Fox title (released by Disney) produced in summer 2017.

And while we don’t know the numbers for those home releases, “The Empty Man” placed fourth with $1.265 million, one of only four films that surpassed $1 million in gross.

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