Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Makes Strong Debut; ‘Un Padre No Tan Padre’ Tops $1M – Specialty Box Office

Just as Donald Trump’s travel ban raised the question of whether Iranian director Asghar Farhadi could attend next month’s Academy Awards, the director’s Oscar nominated The Salesman grabbed the weekend box office’s best per theater average ($23,690), with a total take of $71,071. The film opened in limited release via Cohen Media Group. Mexico's Un Padre No Tan Padre from Pantelion/Lionsgate took its bow in 312 locations on Friday, grossing north of $1M. Both China Lion

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