In the ever-evolving world of cinema, where every release is a gamble, Director Emma Seligman and star Rachel Sennott have hit the jackpot with their latest offering, “Bottoms.” This satirical teen comedy, brimming with absurdity and charisma, has managed to rake in a cool $10.1 million at the domestic box office in under a month. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will!
Seligman, whose previous work included the anxiety-inducing comedic gem “Shiva Baby” starring Sennott, has now reunited with the talented actress for “Bottoms.” In this cinematic rollercoaster, Sennott portrays a high-schooler embarking on a mission to start a rather unconventional “fight club” alongside her best friend, played by the breakout star from “The Bear,” Ayo Edebiri. Their goal? Attract women and lose their virginity swiftly. It’s a premise that’s as bold as it is entertaining.
“Bottoms” initially saw a limited release in just 10 theaters on August 25th, where it made an impressive $461,000 in its debut weekend. The following week, it expanded into over 700 theaters, pocketing a remarkable $3 million. But the real crescendo came the week after that when the movie expanded into a whopping 1,800 domestic theaters, all fueled by the buzz created by enthusiastic word-of-mouth.
With a 93% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, “Bottoms” has clearly struck a chord with both critics and audiences. Ross Bonaime from FilmSweep hails it as “one of the most absurd teen comedies in years” and applauds the remarkable chemistry between Sennott and Edebiri. It’s safe to say that this film is a testament to the creative prowess of both its director and its leading stars.
Speaking of rising stars, Ayo Edebiri is having quite a year, appearing in various notable projects including the second season of “The Bear,” “Theater Camp,” “The Sweet East,” and even lending her voice to characters in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” Keep an eye out for her; she’s a talent on the rise!
Rachel Sennott, not to be outdone, has been making waves as well. Besides her captivating role in “Shiva Baby” and now “Bottoms,” she’s been part of the Gen Z slasher comedy/murder mystery “Bodies Bodies Bodies” and had a stint in the controversial HBO series “The Idol.” Her upcoming projects, including “Finally Dawn” and “Holland, Michigan,” promise to keep her star shining brightly.
“Bottoms” boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Ruby Cruz, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Dagmara Domińczyk, and even the famous Marshawn Lynch. The film is still drawing audiences to theaters, with its box office earnings showing a promising uptick even on its 26th day of release.
Internationally, “Bottoms” is set to make its mark via Prime Video, ensuring that its quirky charm will reach a global audience. So, whether you’re a fan of satirical comedies, absurdity, or just looking for a good time at the movies, “Bottoms” is a must-see. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates right here at FilmSweep, and in the meantime, grab your popcorn and enjoy the wild ride that is “Bottoms”!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bottoms Box Office Success
Q: What is “Bottoms,” and why is it making headlines?
A: “Bottoms” is a satirical teen comedy film directed by Emma Seligman and starring Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri. It’s making headlines because it has achieved a significant box office success, grossing $10.1 million in domestic theaters in less than a month. The film’s unique premise, great chemistry between the lead actors, and positive word-of-mouth have contributed to its popularity.
Q: Who are the key figures behind “Bottoms,” and what are their previous works?
A: Director Emma Seligman and star Rachel Sennott are the key figures behind “Bottoms.” Emma Seligman previously directed the anxiety-inducing comedic film “Shiva Baby,” which also starred Rachel Sennott. As for Rachel Sennott, besides her role in “Shiva Baby” and “Bottoms,” she has appeared in projects like “Bodies Bodies Bodies” and the HBO series “The Idol.”
Q: What is the premise of “Bottoms”?
A: “Bottoms” tells the story of a high-schooler, played by Rachel Sennott, who, along with her best friend, portrayed by Ayo Edebiri, starts an unconventional “fight club” with the goal of attracting women and losing their virginity swiftly. It’s a comedy that explores the absurdity of teenage life and relationships.
Q: How did “Bottoms” perform at the box office?
A: “Bottoms” had a successful box office run. It opened in limited release in 10 theaters and grossed $461,000 in its first weekend. It then expanded into over 700 theaters, earning $3 million. The film’s widest release saw it in more than 1,800 domestic theaters, all fueled by positive word-of-mouth and critical acclaim.
Q: What do critics and audiences think of “Bottoms”?
A: “Bottoms” has received positive reviews, earning a 93% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics have praised it as “one of the most absurd teen comedies in years” and have highlighted the excellent chemistry between Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri.
Q: What’s next for the stars of “Bottoms”?
A: Rachel Sennott has a promising career ahead, with upcoming projects like “Finally Dawn” and “Holland, Michigan.” Ayo Edebiri is also making waves with appearances in various projects, including “The Bear,” “Theater Camp,” and voice roles in animated films like “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”
Q: Will “Bottoms” be available for international audiences?
A: Yes, “Bottoms” is set to be released internationally via Prime Video, ensuring that its quirky charm and humor will reach a global audience.
Q: Where can I stay updated on “Bottoms” and similar film news?
A: You can stay updated on “Bottoms” and other film-related news right here at FilmSweep, your go-to source for all things cinema.