Vietnamese comedy-family drama “Bố Già” raised over $350,000 at specialty box offices over Memorial Day Weekend.
- The movie is about a motorbike taxi driver named Sang who lives in a lower class neighborhood in Saigon and “struggles to make ends meet for his family.”
- “Bố Già,” which translates to “Old Father” in Vietnamese, is directed by Trấn Thành and Vũ Ngọc Đãng. The film premiered on March 5, in Vietnam.
Breaking records: “Bố Già” is the highest-grossing Vietnamese movie, earning $8.69 million domestically within the first nine days of premiering, according to VN Express.
- The previous record was held by “Cua Lai Vo Bau,” which earned $8.34 million in 2019.
- “Bố Già” is being shown on approximately 20 screens throughout the U.S. and had “strong showings” in Southern California, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.
- A limited release screening is considered successful if it averages out to about $1,000 per screen, and “Bố Già” raised between $15,000-$20,000 per screen.
- Thành told VN Express, “Being loved by the audience means eternal happiness to me.”
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