François Cluzet in Tell No One
We’re not talking about an arthouse success on the order of The Visitor ($9 million and counting at the box office), but THR’s Steven Zeitchik reports that Guillaume Canet’s French thriller Tell No One has quietly pulled in nearly $1.7 million in just under 4 weeks from only 77 theaters. That’s pretty good for a movie distributed with very little advertising by a company (Music Box Films) that is only a year old.
Why is it doing so well? Aside from excellent reviews in the major papers, and the fact that Canet came to New York and Los Angeles for interviews (an unusual move for small foreign films according to Zeitchik), no one seems to be able to explain it.
Says Music Box’s Ed Arentz: “I’d love to be able to take credit for it, but I don’t think we’ve innovated too significantly. I think you might even call it a happy accident.”
Accident or not, it’s nice to see a little film breaking through with all the arthouse doom and gloom in the air. Also, it’s a film worth seeing. On a weekend with little else on tap, you might want to look and see if it’s playing in your neighborhood.
Check out the LiC review here.
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