According to Deadline, the remake of “Amor, Sublime Amor” (“West Side Story”), directed by Steven Spielberg, made just $ 4.1 million on Friday (10), and is expected to close its first weekend at the United States with a $ 10.2 million.
By comparison, the result is LESS than the premiere of “In a New York City”, which debuted with $ 11.5 million nationwide. Additionally, it should be noted that the feature was released simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service.
However, it appears audiences liked the remake, giving it an A rating (and 94% approval on Rotten Tomatoes). If the film generates enough word of mouth, it is possible that the production will benefit in the weeks to come, with the commemorative dates drawing thousands of moviegoers to the big screen.
Remember that the feature film is already screened in national theaters!
‘Amor, Sublime Amor’ is set in 1950s New York and tells the story of a loving couple trying to save their romance while being torn apart by the rivalry between the white and Latino gangs they are a part of. : Tony is a member of the Jets and Maria of the Sharks, all based on another classic, “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespeare.
The film stars Ansel Elgort (“Foul of the Stars”) and newcomer Rachel Zegler, as Tony and Maria, respectively.
The screenplay is by Oscar nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner. Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins take care of the music, lyrics and choreography.
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