Box Office: Shia LaBeouf’s ‘The Tax Collector’ Takes In $317,000

The movie, from RLJE Films, brought in $2,457 from each location — a mix of drive-in venues and traditional theaters. At the Vineland Drive-In in Los Angeles, "The Tax Collector" notched the highest single-day grosses since the theater reopened.
Cinthya Carmona, George Lopez, Jay Reeves, Lana Parrilla and Chelsea Rendon are also featured in the cast. In the film, LaBeouf and Bobby Soto play two gang enforcers named Creeper and David who work for a crime lord. The "tax collectors" take their employer's cut from local gangs, but their entire business is upended when an old rival returns from Mexico.
On premium video-on-demand services, "The Tax Collector" ranked among the top purchases on many platforms, including Google, iTunes, Amazon and FandangoNow, with reports that it pulled in around $1 million in VOD sales.
Though most theaters in North America have remained closed, a number of multiplexes overseas have started to reopen.
In his review for Variety, chief film critic Peter DeBruge said the story is "bloody, barely coherent and about as fun as having your face dragged across asphalt from a moving SUV." Considering most theaters are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the box office success of "The Tax Collector" is a bit of a surprise considering critics panned the film.
“It makes us even more excited for when these films become available to own in a few weeks.” “We’re beyond excited to have achieved these results solely through rental availability,” said Lisa Schwartz, co-president of IFC Films.
"The Tax Collector," an action film directed by David Ayer and starring Shia LaBeouf, generated $317,000 at the box office when it debuted in 129 theaters in the United States.
The company opened romantic comedy "Made In Italy" in 111 locations, where it bowed to $34,481. Elsewhere on box office charts, IFC Films continued to take advantage of the smattering of drive-in locations opened across the country. Meanwhile, horror film "The Rental" brought in $123,744 from 187 screens. The Dave Franco-directed movie has amassed $1.178 million to date.
"During these unpredictable times, audiences want new content even more than ever,” said Mark Ward, chief acquisitions officer at RLJE Films. Audiences crave diversity in film, and we are opening opportunities for such representation to be seen." What we’re most proud of is 'The Tax Collector' with its ethnically diverse cast, helmed by the legendary David Ayer, is topping the charts in both box office and PVOD. “The drive-in and PVOD model have given audiences new and nostalgic experiences, and we’re seeing the demand as we innovate and pivot to the need of consumers.
Next weekend, the film will expand to more drive-ins and brick-and-mortar theaters that have reopened. There are currently 1,195 movie theater locations open in North America, and of those, 229 are drive-ins.
The "Train to Busan" sequel "Peninsula" earned $1.3 million at the global box office as well. Last year's Golden Globe-winner "1917" earned an estimated $5.16 million after its opening three days in China, bringing its worldwide cume to $381.76 million. In China, a re-release of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" earned $680,000 from 502 Imax screens in China.
Next week, the film is expanding to 11 international territories, including Sweden, Denmark, Singapore and Findland.” /> However, "Greenland" cost $34 million to produce and will need to sell many more tickets if it hopes to get out of the red. That's a solid bounty, considering cinemas in France are operating at 50% capacity and have 25% fewer showtimes. In France, STX's disaster thriller "Greenland" brought in $1.14 million from 540 venues, bringing its international haul to $1.25 million.

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