Indie Box Office: T2 Trainspotting’ Scores $180,000 at SXSW Week
TriStar/Sony’s “T2: Trainspotting,” the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic film about a group of heroin addicts in Scotland, made $180,000 from five theaters on an indie box office weekend that saw other indie films like “Raw,” “The Sense of an Ending” and “The Orchard” expanded to more screens.
“T2 Trainspotting” takes place 21 years after the first film, with Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his fellow addicts now deep into middle age and struggling with their relationships to their wives and kids. Complicating matters is the return of the violent Franco (Robert Carlyle), who returns to his life of crime after breaking out of prison. It has received positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring 76 percent.
McGregor, Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Kelly Macdonald all return to reprise their roles from the original, with Boyle and John Hodge returning to direct and write, respectively. Boyle is producing with Bernard Bellew, Christian Colson and Andrew Macdonald. “T2” has received solid reviews, getting a “fresh” RT rating of 77 percent.