As the summer movie season -- heavy on the popcorn, with a generous sprinkling of superheroes -- is now firmly into the fall festival season, a handful of strong indie performers have emerged as big-time box office contenders. After nearly twenty-one weeks in release, the Helen Mirren-starring "Woman in Gold" ended its showing run earlier this month, though it continues to be the year's biggest indie success.
It's trailed by the well-reviewed "Ex Machina," which used solid word of mouth and a large expansion (eventually topping out at 2,004 theaters) to grab the second place spot, along with the fast-moving "Mr. Holmes" and the well-regarded documentary "Amy."
Other festival favorites and Oscar holdovers have stayed strong over the course of the year, however, including "Still Alice," "It Follows," "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" and "Love & Mercy," though newer releases like "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F" and foreign picks like "Baahubali: The Beginning" continue to hold respectable numbers. Newer offerings like "Grandma" and festival favorite "Sicario" continue to change the landscape, however, and the end of 2015 is poised to look very different than it did even just weeks ago.
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Kate Erbland, 22/09/15