Why Lady Bird blew everyone away at the box office
While big-budget blockbusters continued to reign in 2017, writer-director Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird has proven to be an indie hit worth reckoning with. After earning $17.1 million at the box office, according to Deadline, the movie has the best per-theater average of the year—bringing in an average of $93k per screen—a huge accomplishment for a first-time filmmaker.
Killer clowns and superheroes dominated the the big screen this past year, but Lady Bird's not going away anytime soon. From its simple story and deeply resonant subject matter to solid performances from its cast—Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf are at the top of their games—the movie is sure to land on a slew of best-of lists. But why? These are the real reasons why Lady Bird blew everyone away at the box office.