Box Office, The Sessions


Specialty Box Office: 'Loneliest Planet' Leads Newcomers; 'Sessions' Holds Nicely

The Sessions – Julia Loktev's Gotham Award nominated "The Loneliest Planet" led a generally uneventful weekend at the indie box office, topping fellow newcomers "The Other Son" and "District of Corruption." Also of note this weekend was decent second weekends for "The Sessions" and "Holy Motors," while "Middle of Nowhere," "Smashed" and "The Paperboy" all continued to struggle.

8 years 12 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Specialty Box Office: Searchlight's 'Sessions' Starts Very Strong – Ben Lewin's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner "The Sessions" went over very well its first weekend, topping all newcomers in a frame that also saw "Holy Motors," "Brooklyn Castle" and "The Flat" open to solid numbers. Full rundown below. The Debuts: "The Sessions" (Fox Searchlight) Based on the true story of Mark O'Brien -- a poet (played by John Hawkes) paralyzed from neck down due to polio who hired a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity -- "The Sessions" managed a very strong start for distributor Fox Searchlight. 8 years 13 weeks ago via jackiechan
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The Sessions

The Sessions
Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, THE SESSIONS tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined--at age 38--to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he...
Ben Lewin
Fox Searchlight
October 19, 2012
Comedy, Drama