Lexington had the second-highest grosses in the nation for The First Saturday in May, brothers John and Brad Hennegan’s documentary about the road to the Kentucky Derby. Only New York City had higher grosses, according to a spokesman for the Kentucky Theatre, where it's playing here in the Horse Capital of the World.
Overall, the movie made $54,553 playing on 20 screens across the nation, including the Kentucky Theatre, according to Box Office Mojo. That gave it a $2,727 per screen average, better than half of the films in the Top 10, though those films did play on several thousand more screens.
First Saturday, which follows six trainers in their quest to take a horse to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, checked in at No. 53 on the weekend box office charts. It is still playing at the Kentucky Theatre at least through May 1.
Even if you are not a horse racing fan, First Saturday is an intriguing, irreverent ride. And if you are, it'll still probably tell you a lot of things you don't know. Click here to read our review and here for our feature on the Hennegan Brothers.