Lowriders bounces over box-office expectations with $2.4M stashed in the trunk
Órale, MexFlixers! Cholx Nation turned out in droves to see Lowriders this weekend. Playing in a modest 290 theaters, the story of a street artist, his lowriding pops and cholo bro doubled expectations for a take of $2.4 million, making it the third most popular new release of the weekend. Producers would have been happy netting anywhere between $750,00 and $1.25 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Starring Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir, Eva Longoria and Theo Rossi, the film targeted select theaters for its first weekend, racking up impressive numbers in comparison to the two new releases that outpaced it. Amy Schumer's Snatched and Guy Ritchie's King Arthur each debuted in more than 3,500 theaters and scored $17.5 and $14.7 million, respectively. With 12 times more outlets, they took in barely more than seven times Lowriders' gate.
Here's the weekend summary: