|As an Actor||Leading||1||$8,874,389||$381,438||$9,255,827|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on a credit in that role in 1 film, with $9,255,827 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #2,060)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Phiona Mutesi (Queen of Katwe)|
|Most productive collaborators: Lupita Nyong'o, Mira Nair, David Oyelowo, Taryn Kyaze, Martin Kabanza|
January 30th, 2017
I think it is fair to say Queen of Katwe is an Oscar-bait movie. It is an inspirational movie about someone rising up from challenging circumstances. However, it struggled in theaters and went nowhere during Awards Season. Is there a problem with the film? Or was it released too soon for Awards Season and without Oscar buzz wasn’t able to find an audience in theaters?
September 23rd, 2016
Like last week, approximately 30 films open in limited release this week. That is far too many and all but ensures most will not find an audience. Furthermore, it means I have to be a little more liberal when it comes to pruning releases that don’t have enough buzz to talk about. There are lots of films that still made the cut, including a few highlights: The Age of Shadows, Audrie & Daisy, The Dressmaker, The Lovers And The Despot, My Blind Brother, and Queen of Katwe. Some of these are playing on VOD, so they will go nowhere in theaters. Several are aiming for Oscars, including Queen of Katwe, which will expand semi-wide next week.
|9/23/2016||Queen of Katwe||Phiona Mutesi||$8,874,389||$381,438||$9,255,827|