- Jun 18, 2001
Anyone hear anything about this film? I just heard about this for the first time when reading this weekend's box office report from CNN:
In limited release, the low-budget "Better Luck Tomorrow" had a huge first weekend, grossing $398,489 in just 13 theaters for an average of $30,653. Directed by Justin Lin, the film features a cast of unknowns in the story of straight-A, Asian-American teens who, bored with their suburban lives, slide into petty crimes that lead to violence.
MTV Films acquired the movie at last year's Sundance Film Festival, feeling its fresh faces, dark humor, eclectic music and ambivalent ending would appeal to the network's youthful audience.The per theater average is in contrast to this weekend's monster hit, Anger Management, which pulled in $12,532 a cinema.
So, my interest is piqued.