September 3, 2013 - 11:44 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - “Afternoon Delight” the sexy comedy-drama that marks the directorial debut of "Six Feet Under” producer Jill Soloway, got off to a strong start in its limited box-office debut, TheWrap said.
It brought in $37,007 from two theaters, one in New York and another in Los Angeles, for an $18,504 per-screen average for distributor Film Arcade.
The movie, which Soloway also wrote, won the drama directing award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The R-rated tale follows a frustrated stay-at-home mom (Kathryn Hahn), who adopts a stripper (Juno Temple) as an in-house nanny. Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch co-star.
““Afternoon Delight" aims at revealing relevant, recognizable truths about modern marriage and parenting. It approaches them, flirts with them, dances around them and even begins to shed some light on them before ultimately backing away into simpler, safer territory,” a review published at RogerEbert.com said.
“It's frustrating, because you can see what writer-director Jill Soloway is getting at here with her feature filmmaking debut. The longtime television writer and producer ("Six Feet Under," "United States of Tara") offers a vividly detailed depiction of a very specific kind of Los Angeles life: the upscale bohemian chic of trendy Silver Lake.”
Despite an aggressive second-week expansion by the Weinstein Company, director Wong Kar-wai's martial arts action film "The Grandmaster” failed to break out. It took in $3.1 million from 870 theaters – up from seen in its debut last week – for an $862 per-screen average.
Roadside Attractions’ "In a World” brought in $419,000 from 92 theaters in its fourth week for a $4,554 per-screen average. Lake Bell’s comedy set in the world of voice-over artists has taken in $1.2 million since opening on Aug. 9.
Samuel Goldwyn Film’s "Still Mine” crossed the $1 million mark in its eighth week. The James Cromwell- Geneviève Bujold drama brought in $20,955 from 15 theaters over the long weekend.