The Worst Person In The World has become the second of the five nominees for this year’s international feature film Oscar to top $1m at the North American box office.
In its third week of exclusive theatrical release, Joachim Trier’s comedy drama, Norway’s submission for the international Oscar, grossed $500,229 from 265 North American screens for the three-day February 18-20 weekend, according to US distributor Neon. That pushed the film’s total for the market to $1.1m.
For the full February 18-21 Presidents’ Day holiday weekend the film - which has also earned Trier and Eskil Vogt an original screenplay Oscar nomination - took an estimated $593,729, taking the total to $1.2m.
Worst Person opened on February 4 on four North American screens, with the release expanding to 49 screens a week later, after Oscar nominations were announced, and to its current level a week after that.
VOD and home entertainment release plans for the film have not yet been announced, though Neon has an output deal with Disney-owned US streamer Hulu.
Drive My Car, the other international film nominee still screening exclusively in cinemas, crossed $1m in North America last week. Over the holiday weekend the Japanese drama expanded to 213 screens and grossed an estimated $247,875, according to Janus Film, taking its total to $1.6m.