Timothée Chalamet-Steve Carell Drama ‘Beautiful Boy’ Sees Strong Opening
“Beautiful Boy,” starring Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell, showed plenty of power in a platform opening with $221,437 at four locations for Amazon Studios, yielding an impressive $55,359 per-theater average.Chalamet stars as Nic Sheff, a young man who struggles with drug addiction, and Carell as his father, David Sheff.
The film also stars Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney.
It’s based on David Sheff’s book “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction,” as well as Nic Sheff’s “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines,” about Nic Sheff’s drug addiction and its impact on his family.“The film is making a strong connection to the audience with its highly praised performances and portrayal of a family fighting to save their son,” said Bob Berney, head of marketing and distribution for Amazon Studios.
“In addition, it’s reaching both younger and older audiences and initiating conversations about addiction in this country.
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