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Vietnamese family drama ‘Bố Già’ flares at specialty box office – Deadline

We might finally see some light returning to the specialty box office this Memorial Day weekend.

Bố Già (Dad, I’m Sorry) is a family-friendly comedy-drama directed by Vietnamese comedian and TV host Trấn Thành and Vũ Ngọc Đãng. The film is an adaptation of a blockbuster web drama that was originally posted to YouTube, where it garnered over 90 million views for its five episodes.

The film follows the story of Sang, a former motorcycle taxi driver from a popular area of ​​downtown Saigon, as he struggles to make ends meet for his family.

It was slated to hit national screens during the Lunar New Year holidays, but was postponed by COVID-19 until this weekend.

Estimates have Bố Già earn between 350 and 380,000 dollars on 20 screens, give or take. If the film distributed by Galaxy Studio ends strong this 4-day weekend, the Vietnamese-language comedy-drama will cost an average of $ 15-20,000 per screen. By now this year, a limited-release movie would be considered to have had a good premiere if it averaged one big per screen. Reports indicate that Vietnamese communities have had strong performances in the markets of Southern California, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

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After Bố Già, the limited release space was a bit sleepy.

Vertical entertainment American Traitor: The Sally Axis Trial premiered this weekend on 33 screens. The historical drama starring Al Pacino follows the life of American Mildred Gillars (Williams) and her lawyer (Pacino), who struggle to redeem her reputation. The World War II drama grossed around $ 14,000.

Then we have the drama directed by Danielle Lessovitz Port authority.

The film follows Paul, played by Fionn Whitehead, who arrives at dizzying New York City Central Station with nowhere to go after being evicted from his home in central Pennsylvania. A momentary encounter with Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman of color, leads him to seek her out. Pierced by her beauty and her confidence, a love soon blossoms. But as the two learn more about each other, Paul’s false accounts begin to surface and the double life he leads must be reconciled.

The Momentum Pictures released drama grossed $ 11,000 at just 7 screens, giving it a high average of $ 1,560 per screen. The film will also see a digital release on June 1.

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