‘Moonlight’ Could Be This Year’s Indie Box Office Breakout
“Moonlight” is a film without any big stars. It’s a drama about a shy, gay kid growing up in the inner city. t’s the kind of challenging, deeply personal, fiercely urgent look at black life in America that would be lucky to score a video-on-demand berth, let alone a major theatrical release. And yet, the no-budget film isn’t just a hit with critics, it is poised to be the breakout indie film of the year.
“This weekend, “Moonlight” scored the highest per-screen average of 2016, debuting to a sizzling $414,740 in just four New York and Los Angeles theaters. There were sellouts and standing ovations, just as there had been when the film announced itself as a serious awards contender at festivals in Toronto and Telluride..“