Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs exploded in its limited release debut over the weekend, earning more than $520,000 from four venues, good for a per-theater average of $130,235, the highest mark of any feature this year.
Written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, the film is expected to factor heavily into awards season thanks to its powerful performances and original take on the traditional biopic structure. Sorkin set Steve Jobs at three separate product launches, allowing his main character to interact with the same group of allies and combatants over the course of 14 years.
One of those sparring partners? Joanna Hoffman, played in the film by Kate Winslet. Here, in an exclusive clip from the film set during the third act, Jobs is finally confronted by Hoffman over how the Apple co-founder has treated his daughter. “When you’re a father, that’s what’s supposed to be the best part of you. And it’s caused me two decades of agony, Steve, that it is for you, the worst,” Hoffman tells Jobs through tears.
“For every single one of us actors, each day was a challenge. Each rehearsal day and shooting day was a challenge,” Winslet told EW about preparing for the role.
Watch the powerful scene between Jobs and Hoffman above, and check out EW’s interviews with the Steve Jobs team below.
Steve Jobs is out in limited release now; it will expand nationwide on Oct. 23.