The Chilean film Gloria (pictured) by Sebastián Lelio had a strong opening weekend at the U.S. box office earning a total of $58,800 in three theaters (the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza Center in New York City and The Landmark in Los Angeles) for a solid $19,600 average per location. Released by distribution company Roadside Attractions, Gloria received very positive reviews from the American critics.
"Astute, unpretentious and thrillingly humane" called it A.O. Scott writing for the New York Times, while the Los Angeles Times' Betsy Sharkey called it a "near-perfect film." The film will expand in other markets this Friday, January 31 to 20 screens approximately.