“Bottoms” Inches Closer to a Box Office Milestone
In the world of cinema, there are movies that make you think, movies that make you cry, and then there are movies that just make you laugh until your sides ache. “Bottoms,” directed by the talented Emma Seligman, firmly belongs to the latter category. This satirical teen comedy has been quietly gaining popularity among younger moviegoers, and it’s on the verge of hitting a significant milestone at the domestic box office – the coveted $10 million mark.
A Chaotic High School Adventure
“Bottoms” unfolds the riotous tale of two lesbian high school best friends, Josie and PJ, whose quest to impress their crushes takes an unexpected turn. In an attempt to win the hearts of their respective objects of affection, they decide to start a high school fight club. You can probably guess where this is going – things quickly spiral out of control. It’s a wild and hilarious ride from start to finish.
While the box office as a whole has seen a cooling trend recently, “Bottoms” continues to sizzle. The film, directed by the same genius behind “Shiva Baby,” Emma Seligman, is poised to become a favorite among younger moviegoers as it approaches the $10 million milestone. This past weekend, it raked in an additional $1.2 million, marking a 41% decrease from the previous weekend. But fear not, this weekend’s earnings have brought the film tantalizingly close to the $10 million mark, with a current total of $9.87 million at the United States box office, just shy of its $11.3 million budget.
A Stellar Cast
“Bottoms” boasts a talented ensemble cast. Indie darling Rachel Sennott, known for her roles in “Shiva Baby” and “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies,” takes the lead alongside Ayo Edebiri, who voices April O’Neil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” and has a mysterious role in the upcoming “Thunderbolts” slated for 2024.
Edebiri and Sennott play Josie and PJ, two virginal high school best friends entangled in a web of teenage desire. Josie is smitten with Isabel, portrayed by Havana Rose Liu, a popular cheerleader, while PJ carries a torch for Isabel’s friend Brittany, played by Kaia Gerber. To win their crushes’ hearts, these two hapless high schoolers embark on a mission to start a high school fight club, hoping it will lead them to lose their virginity. Needless to say, their scheme spirals into chaos, turning their once-peaceful high school into a battleground of epic proportions.
“Bottoms” isn’t the only film feeling the effects of the box office’s recent cool-down. The summer heat generated by “Barbenheimer” has faded, and this weekend, “The Nun II” managed to creep its way to the top with an estimated $14.7 million in its second weekend. It narrowly surpassed “A Haunting in Venice,” an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s work, which pulled in $14.5 million during its opening weekend.
The relatively lukewarm box office numbers this weekend might be a sign of a chillier year-end box office landscape. Many films have been delayed due to ongoing strikes, and the industry is in a state of flux.
Behind the Scenes
“Bottoms” is the brainchild of Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott, who collaborated on the script. The film was brought to life with the producing prowess of Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Alison Small. Beyond the leading quartet of Sennott, Edebiri, Liu, and Gerber, the movie also features Ruby Cruz and Nicholas Galitzine.
“Bottoms” is currently lighting up the big screen in theaters, and while there’s no official streaming release date yet, it’s a must-see for anyone craving a hearty dose of laughter and chaos. So, if you’re looking for more “Bottoms” after leaving the theater, keep an eye out for updates and enjoy this cinematic rollercoaster while it lasts!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Teen Comedy
Q: What is “Bottoms,” and who directed it?
A: “Bottoms” is a satirical teen comedy film directed by Emma Seligman, known for her work in “Shiva Baby.”
Q: Can you tell me the plot of “Bottoms”?
A: Certainly! “Bottoms” follows the story of two lesbian high school best friends, Josie and PJ, who start a high school fight club in a misguided attempt to impress their crushes, leading to chaotic and hilarious consequences.
Q: How is “Bottoms” performing at the box office?
A: “Bottoms” is approaching the $10 million milestone at the domestic box office. In its fourth weekend, it grossed an additional $1.2 million, bringing its total to $9.87 million, nearing its $11.3 million budget.
Q: Who are the lead actors in “Bottoms”?
A: The film stars Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri as Josie and PJ, with Havana Rose Liu and Kaia Gerber in supporting roles. Rachel Sennott is known for her roles in “Shiva Baby” and “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies,” and Ayo Edebiri voices April O’Neil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.”
Q: Is there any information about the director’s previous work?
A: Yes, Emma Seligman, the director of “Bottoms,” gained recognition for her work on “Shiva Baby,” another indie film that received critical acclaim.
Q: What’s the current trend in the box office, and how does “Bottoms” fit into it?
A: The box office has cooled down recently from its summer heights. “Bottoms” is part of this trend but is still performing well as it approaches the $10 million mark. The industry is experiencing changes and delays due to ongoing strikes.
Q: Who wrote the script for “Bottoms,” and who produced it?
A: The script for “Bottoms” was a collaboration between Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott. The film was produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, and Alison Small.
Q: Is “Bottoms” available for streaming?
A: Currently, there is no official streaming release date for “Bottoms.” It is exclusively playing in theaters at the moment.
More about Teen Comedy
- Official “Bottoms” Movie Website
- Emma Seligman’s IMDb Profile
- Rachel Sennott’s IMDb Profile
- Havana Rose Liu’s IMDb Profile
- Kaia Gerber’s IMDb Profile
- Ayo Edebiri’s IMDb Profile
- Elizabeth Banks’ IMDb Profile
- Max Handelman’s IMDb Profile
- Alison Small’s IMDb Profile
- “Shiva Baby” IMDb Page
- “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” IMDb Page
- “Barbenheimer” Box Office Performance
- “The Nun II” Box Office Performance
- “A Haunting in Venice” Box Office Performance
- SAG-AFTRA Strikes Information
- WGA Strikes Information