Call Me By Your Name has broken box office records during its first weekend at US cinemas.
Box Office Mojo reports that the film made a whopping $ 412,934 over the course of three days at only four theatres in New York and Los Angeles.
The film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, has broken this year’s record for the highest per-theatre average opening at $ 101,219 over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel of the same name, the film tells the story of 17-year-old high school student Elio (Timothée Chalamet), who falls in love with 24-year-old graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer) in Italy during the summer of 1983.
Meanwhile, Sony was slammed earlier last month for ‘straight-washing’ the film after the production company shared a poster of the film with two of the movie’s stars and implying a heterosexual relationship.
Call Me By Your Name is out in cinemas now, read our review here.