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'Obvious Child' Posts Summer's Top Specialty Box Office Opening


By Todd Cunningham

Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child" is off to a promising start at the specialty box office.

The R-rated comedy, acquired by distributor A24 at Sundance this year, brought in $81,000 from three theaters in its debut. That's a $27,000 per-screen average, the best of any limited release this summer.

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In the film, Jenny Slate plays a stand-up comic who unravels when she loses her job, gets dumped, finds out she's pregnant after a one-night stand and decides to have an abortion. Robespierre wrote and directed the film, which co-stars Gaby Hoffman and Gabe Liedman.

A24 plans to gradually roll out "Obvious Child," which is at 91 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes, and go nationwide on June 27.

More to come …

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