The Princess Diana movie, “Spencer,” has vanished from regular release in theaters.
A check of Fandango shows it still playing in a few spots, but even then just one or two shows a day. Basically. it’s gone. On December 2 it was down to 346 theaters and made just $28,634. It had been up to 1,200 theaters during November.
“Spencer” stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana. Few movies have gotten this much press. Or ink for Stewart as an Oscar contender.
But with just $7 million in the box office, the movie is gone and so may be its chances for Oscars. Kristen Stewart was so touted for her performance. But without any commercial weight and so far no love from critics groups, the dream may be over.
Right now, the Best Actress leading contenders are Lady Gaga for “House of Gucci,” now on the fast track thanks to the New York Film Critics, “Rachel Zegler for “West Side Story,” Nicole Kidman for “Being the Ricardos.” Jessica Chastain for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Olivia Colman for “The Lost Daughter.” Jennifer Hudson for “Respect.” I would have included Penelope Cruz for “Parallel Mothers,” but there’s no sign of the film and I don’t know what’s happened to it.
So Kristen Stewart’s fine work may just go into the books as just that. and her Oscar— which I do think will come one day– is not for this year.