Tammy Faye is going to have to start preaching on VOD sooner rather than later.
Opening night for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” brought in just $250,000 at 450 theaters. Weekend total of $750,000 would be on the high end, and not enthusiastic for the Jessica Chastain-Andrew Garfield starrer.
From what I can tell, with a 67 on Rotten Tomatoes, “Tammy Faye” would do great getting to a bigger audience fast on video streaming. Otherwise, it feels like it could go the way of Sean Penn’s “Flag Day” and disappear fast.
Watch for Disney Searchlight to make a decision (if they haven’t already) by the end of the second week. In the meantime, if the film is playing near you, get to a theater and check out some great acting.