Italian director Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama Call Me By Your Name had a strong opening.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Call Me By Your Name grossed nearly $405,000 in just four theaters in New York and Los Angeles over its Thanksgiving weekend opening, scoring the year's highest per theater average opening at $101,219.

Based on the 2007 novel by the same name, Call Me By Your Name follows a love affair between a 17-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy (played by Timothee Chalamet) and a 24-year-old American Jewish scholar (Armie Hammer) who is visiting Italy in the late 1980s. André Aciman's novel chronicles the pair's brief affair and two later-in-life reunions.

The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and has been a hot ticket on the film festival circuit.

Call Me By Your Name leads the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards with six nominations.

Call Me By Your Name will compete in the Best Feature category against The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird and The Rider. Good Time and Get Out are tied with five nominations each.

Chalamet and Hammer are nominated in the Male Lead and Supporting Male categories, respectively, while director Guadagnino also received a nomination.

(Related: Armie Hammer was initially terrified of love scenes with Timothee Chalamet.)