Spotlight's Big Weekend

The movie Spotlight was a success this weekend at the box office. The film means a great deal to survivors, and while still only in limited release (being shown in 5 theaters), many SNAP members and their loved ones have had the opportunity to see it. 

Click read more to find out how well the movie did this weekend and don't forget to check out the release information to find out when Spotlight will be showing near you. 

By Bryan Alexander (USA Today) 

The Spotlight is on.

The awards-season drama performed strongly in a limited opening weekend, taking $302,000 in just five theaters, according to studio estimates.

That's a $60,400 screen average in Los Angeles, New York and Boston (the latter being the city where the film is set).

"It’s a great start for an awards contender," says Paul Dergarabedian, senior box office analyst for Rentrak. "People have been reading so much about the movie. The great word of mouth and awards hype around Spotlight built this impressive limited release."

Writer/director Tom McCarthy's drama focuses on the true story of The Boston Globe's investigation into the massive child molestation scandal in the Catholic Church.

The film, with an all-star cast of Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, will continue to open in 17 markets and 60 theaters next weekend.


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  • Tom Silvia
    commented 2015-11-23 10:50:41 -0600
    I viewed this movie yesterday. I expected reference to Fr. James Porter who many of us boys back in high school knew too well. One ride in his car sitting by him in the front seat was all it took. I never expected another priest in my life to surface in this movie. I nearly fell off my theatre seat when they quickly flashed a list of abusive priests and saw the name “John Keane”. No, I thought, it could not be him!!!!. I ran home after the movie and looked him up. Yup, it was him. Earlier in life he was the priest who my then wife-to-be and I decided would officiate at our wedding at her church in Milton MA. He was handsome then, and charismatic. I had already lost my faith by that time due to the many physical and mentally abusive experiences in elementary school inflicted by the Sisters Of Mercy. This is all to creepy.

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