Ron Howard's film on Luciano Pavarotti remains number one; Marianne & Leonard off to strong start
Pavarotti continues on a high note at the specialty box office.
Ron Howard's film about legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti - 'the king of the high C's - held on to the top spot among documentaries over the weekend, collecting more than $450,000, according to audience tracker comScore. Pavarotti has now made 2,725,792 in five weeks of release.
Mark Monroe (Icarus, The Cove) wrote the film, his second collaboration with Howard after The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.
Echo in the Canyon, directed by Andrew Slater, resonated with viewers to the tune of $297,072 over the weekend, landing it in second place. The documentary about the music scene that emerged in the Laurel Canyon section of Hollywood in the 1960s has earned just under $3 million total.
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