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Indie Films Are Blasting Off At The Box Office

Several indie films are starting to dominate the box office. | Justice Smith as Owen in 'I Saw the TV Glow' | Image Courtesy of A24 Productions

Indie Films Are Bringing In Millions During Memorial Day Weekend

Show some love for indie films. These films that are being produced outside of the many major film studios, like Universal and Disney, are dominating the domestic box office. 

Neon Production Films 

After their Cannes Palme d’Or Neon’s newest release, an indie film called Babes dominated the box office. The indie film, which is the directorial debut for Pamela Adlon, hit number nine at the domestic box over Memorial Day weekend, grossing about $1.23 million domestically and $1.46 million worldwide. The synopsis of the film follows childhood best friends who grew up together in New York City, Eden and Dawn. The two are played by Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau, respectively. Furthermore, their friendship takes on its most significant challenge when Eden becomes pregnant after a one-night stand and decides to raise the baby alone. Additionally, Neon had another indie film that was popular at the box office. La Chimera, a film based on an Italian fable about grave robbers, grossed $822k over the four-day weekend.

‘I Saw The TV Glow’

An A24 production which is an indie film called I Saw The TV Glow had been on 458 screens during last weekend’s three days, and this Memorial Day weekend saw a gross income of $514k for the three-day weekend and $642k during the four-day weekend. The synopsis of I Saw the TV Glow is about a teenager named Owen, whose classmate introduces him to a late-night TV show. Moreover, the said TV show is a vision of a parallel universe from the students’ own where supernatural creatures roam in the underworld below them. Additionally, Owen’s reality begins to shatter after watching the mysterious television show. the film, which is set in the 1990s, has pulled in a little over $2.79 million in its fourth week.

‘Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara’ 

Marco Bellocchio’s new indie film Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara grossed about $14k for last weekend’s three days in two New York City theaters while bringing in $18k during the four-day holiday weekend. It will be playing in 20–25 theaters in LA and other top market areas before premiering nationwide on June 7. The film takes place in 1858 in the Jewish quarter of Bologna. Furthermore, it follows soldiers that are on the order of the Pope to abduct the six-year-old son of the Mortara family. When he was a baby, his nurse secretly baptized him, leading to the boy being abducted to receive a Catholic education. Through the scandal, the Pope refuses to let the child go in the historical drama. 

Stay tuned for more information regarding the newest indie films on Dead Talk News.

I Saw The TV Glow (2024) Official Trailer Courtesy of A24 

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