Amy Berg's film on late singer climbs above $300,000 total
Fascination with Janis Joplin has not waned, as evidenced by the success of the new documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue.
Amy Berg's film was the top documentary at the box office over the weekend, earning another $19,879 according to audience measurement firm Rentrak. That pushed its cume in North America to $303,547.
Coming in a close second was Hitchcock/Truffaut, the Kent Jones film based on conversations recorded in 1962 between the titular cinematic legends. It earned $16,075, increasing its grand total to $228,788.
One of Hitchcock's favorite actresses, of course, was Ingrid Bergman. And a new documentary about the star, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, came in third among nonfiction films at the box office, Rentrak reported.
The film by Stig Björkman made $5,580 over the weekend, boosting its cume to nearly $50,000 in North America.
The film's website says the documentary is comprised in part of "never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews with [Bergman's] children."
Rounding out the top five at the box office were Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art, directed by James Crump, and Censored Voices, directed by Mor Loushy.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.