Moonlight's opening weekend
broke this year's per location average.
The film took in $414,740 in four
theaters in New York and Los Angeles, breaking this year's per
theater average, according
In Moonlight, Trevante Rhodes
plays an African-American man who struggles to come out gay over
three periods of his life while growing up in a rough neighborhood of
Miami. Also in the film are Andre Holland, Janelle Monae, Naomie
Harris and Mahershala Ali.
The film is based on Tarell Alvin
McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
Barry Jenkins directed the film and
wrote the script.
Jenkins: Donald Trump too “dense” to understand race relations,
Justin Chang of the Los Angeles
Times praised the film – “[Moonlight] doesn't say
much. It says everything” – and called Moonlight an early