While some Indie films might gain attention briefly, very few will do as well as The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week. As Indiewire notes:
What was initially planned as a one-week U.S. theatrical run in 85 theaters has expanded to 180 cinemas, with nearly every venue holding the movie over for a second week, according to Richard Abramowitz, president of specialty distributor Abramorama. Appetite for the film is so strong that some Beatles fans have even emailed producer Nigel Sinclair’s White Horse Pictures complaining that the movie wasn’t being shown in their town.
What’s especially interesting about how well Eight Days a Week is performing is that it’s already available on Hulu. Who knows if this popularity has to do with audiences being more interested in Indie films or The Beatles.
Actually, let’s be real: it’s the latter.