Director Ava DuVernay’s film “Middle Of Nowhere”, which chronicles a woman’s life as she adapts after her husband is sent to prison, was was wildly successful in theaters this past weekend. The film brought in the biggest per-screen ticket sales total for any film currently in theaters.
The film, in its initial limited 6-screen opening, pulled in roughly $78,000, averaging $13,000 per screen, giving it the biggest per-screen total for any film currently in theaters; even making twice the per screen figures of both “Taken” and “Argo.”
Earlier this year DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film, becoming the first black woman to take home the honor. But the director told Colorlines.com last month that she’s most proud of the changes in policy that could result from questions raised by her work.
“But the thing I’m most proud of is the film being used as testimony at the FCC hearings to reopen and re-examine this piece of legislation called the Wright petition. This was brought forth by a blind grandmother who could not call her grandson because of predatory phone rates. These are exorbitant rates that are being unleashed on vulnerable communities and loved ones of the incarcerated, without any regulation.”
To find out if “Middle of Nowhere” is playing near you Affrm.com/middle-of-nowhere.
The Weekend Box Office chart is below, via Boxofficemojo.com.