With few screens, ‘Golda’ opens to $1.7 million at US box office

She may have been Israel’s first female prime minister, but Golda Meir seemingly pales in comparison to an 11.5-inch doll (who has been to space and was America’s first female president).

Guy Nattiv’s biopic about the domineering Israeli politician, played by Helen Mirren, opened to $1.7 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates cited by

This image released by Bleecker Street shows Helen Mirren as Golda Meir in a scene from the film ‘Golda.’ (Bleecker Street via AP)

That beat out (barely) the 30th-anniversary release of “Jurassic Park,” but not much else, falling well behind “Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story” and “Barbie,” which each grossed over $17 million to lead the pack.

“Golda” only opened in a relatively paltry 883 theaters nationwide, meaning its average take was actually in fifth place overall, behind the two frontrunners, last week’s top film, the DC Comics release “Blue Beetle,” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” about the Jewish physicist.

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