As the Sundance Film Festival draws to a close, filmgoers are leaving with memories of what they’ve seen while studios are taking home some buzzy films to release to the masses. From lavish, star-studded period dramas to twisted horror-comedies, here are some of the biggest sales at the 2018 fest.
Writer/director Bart Layton’s art-heist thriller became the first Sundance Film Festival acquisition for MoviePass Ventures, who partnered with The Orchard to buy the film for $3 million.
Neon and the Russo Brothers’ AGO acquired this buzzy social media satire/thriller for a reported $10 million. The sale was the biggest payday at this year’s fest.
Lionsgate snapped up this buddy dramedy about race relations from star/co-writer Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) for $3 million.
Bleeker Street and 30 West went home with the Keira Knightley period piece for a reported $5 million.
Magnolia bought the rights to this acclaimed Danish kidnapping drama from filmmaker Gustav Moller.
Digital content studio Gunpowder & Sky shelled out the bucks for this comedy about a Brooklyn record store owner (Nick Offerman) who starts a band with his teenage daughter.
Saban Films purchased this biopic about famed ax-murderess Lizzie Borden starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart.
Neon acquired this Brooklyn-set drama about the aftermath of the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police officers.
Kelly MacDonald stars as a puzzle-obsessed housewife in this drama from director Marc Turtletaub. Sony Pictures Classic decided to play along to the tune of $5 million.
Magnolia and Participant Media purchased this inspiring documentary about the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
After debuting to rave reviews, French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat’s rape-revenge thriller was bought by Neon.
Sony Pictures Worldwide grabbed the rights to this tech-savvy thriller starring John Cho and Debra Messing.
Annapurna snapped up writer/director Boots Riley’s offbeat drama about a telemarketer (Lakeith Stanfield) who finds the key to success.
This Darren Aronofsky-produced space exploration experience for the Oculus Rift broke records for sales of a VR movie at the Sundance Film Festival. CityLights acquired the Jessica Chastain-narrated series for a whopping seven figures.
On the documentary side, Neon purchased this look at three strangers who, at the age of 19, discover that they’re identical triplets separated at birth.