US moviegoers respond to ‘Hotel Mumbai’
Anthony Maras’ Hotel Mumbai is performing well across the US after platforming in Los Angeles and New York last weekend.
The thriller co-written by Maras and John Collee rolled out on 924 screens, generating $US3.2 million for Bleecker Street/ShivHans, a per-screen average of $3,459.
That brings the total for the movie starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs and Tilda Cobham-Hervey to $3.3 million.
Exit surveys revealed a 77 per cent positive rating and a 50 per cent recommend. The gender split was 52 per cent female, of whom 63 per cent were under 35. The mix was 51 per cent Caucasian, 25 per cent Asian/other, 17 per cent Hispanic and 7 per cent African-American. Nine of the top 10 locations were on the East and West Coasts.
Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie and Jomon Thomas, the film ranked at No. 8 nationally, beating Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum.
The stoner comedy starring Matthew McConaughey took a dismal $1.7 million on 1,100 screens, the worst opening in the actor’s career following’s Serenity’s $4.4 million debut in January.
In Australia, Hotel Mumbai rang up $376,000 in its third weekend, falling by 41 per cent, raising the total to nearly $2.7 million.
Tim Burton’s $170 million re-imagining of Disney’s Dumbo was No. 1 in the US, fetching $46 million. That was far below recent live-action remakes of studio classics including Beauty and the Beast, which launched with $174 million in 2017, The Jungle Book’s $103 million in 2016 and Cinderella’s $67 million in 2015.