NOTE: This post has been updated to state the reason why Dope was seen as a box-office disappointment upon its initial release.
Open Road Films will rerelease Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope in theaters across the United States on Friday.
The acclaimed Sundance comedy has made $16.76 million on a $700,000 budget, but has been considered a box-office disappointment, given the $7 million acquisition and (at least) $20 million promotion.
Anyway, Shadow and Act wonders if Open Road believes the film can land some awards love this Oscar season. If nothing else, Dope should land a spot on the National Board of Review’s (NBR) list of top 10 independent films and maybe some Indie Spirit nods.