The Gospel According to André made a solid debut at the weekend box office.
The documentary about the life of former Vogue magazine editor-at-large, André Leon Talley, brought in an estimated $60,000 over the four-day Memorial Day weekend from 4 theaters, in New York and Los Angeles, according to Box Office Mojo.
That gives the doc a per theater average of $15,000, the best showing at the specialty box office.
Directed by Kate Novack, the independent film follow’s Talley’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South, his struggles with racism and eventual ascent to the top echelon of the fashion industry.
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Over the course of his career, 68-year-old Talley broke barriers and obtained key positions at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue.
The Magnolia Pictures film also explores the influence that the women at Talley’s hometown church in Durham, North Carolina had on his fashion sense growing up.
The film expands nationwide Friday.