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Indie Box Office Quarterly: The Winners and Losers So Far In 2012

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire April 4, 2012 at 1:07PM

Thanks to the likes of "The Hunger Games," "The Lorax" and "The Vow" (women and children first!), Hollywood is enjoying a considerable 23% year-to-year boost so far in 2012, and the second best first quarter ever (after 2010, which featured the incredible 1-2 punch that was "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland"). But what of Indiewood?
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Top Grossing Specialty Releases in 2012*
1. The Descendants (Fox Searchlight) - $44.0 million
2. The Artist (The Weinstein Company) - $39.0 million
3. The Iron Lady (The Weinstein Company) - $29.3 million
4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Focus Features) - $20.5 million
5. A Separation (Sony Pictures Classics) - $6.5 million
6. Friends With Kids (Roadside Attractions) - $6.3 million
7. My Week With Marilyn (The Weinstein Company) - $6.0 million
8. Casa De Mi Padre (Lionsgate) - $5.0 million
9. A Dangerous Method (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4.2 million
10. Salmon Fishing In Yemen (CBS Films) - $3.2 million
11. Pina (Sundance Selects) - $3.2 million
12. Albert Nobbs (Roadside Attractions) - $2.9 million
13. October Baby (Samuel Goldwyn) - $2.9 million
14. Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Paramount Vantage) - $2.7 million

15. Carnage (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2.2 million
16. Shame (Fox Searchlight) - $2.0 million
17. 2012 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Shorts International) - $1.7 million
18. We Need To Talk About Kevin (Oscilloscope) - $1.4 million
19. In Darkness (Sony Pictures Classics) - $862,000
20. Rampart (Millennium) -$857,000
21. Pariah (Focus Features) - $703,000
22. Thin Ice (ATO) - $691,000
23. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Magnolia) - $666,000
24. Footnote (Sony Pictures Classics) - $605,000

25. Coriolanus (The Weinstein Company) - $600,000
26. The Raid: Redemption (Sony Pictures Classics) - $582,000
27. Melancholia (Magnolia) - $531,000
28. W.E. (The Weinstein Company) - $491,000
29. Being Flynn (Focus Features) - $480,000
30. Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics) - $444,000

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Top 2011 Limited Openings By Per-Theater-Average****
1. Footnote - $23,764/2 theaters
2. Bully - $23,294/5 theaters
3. Jiro Dreams of Sushi - $21,018/2 theaters
4. An Inconsistent Truth - $20,733/1 theater
5. Chico & Rita - $20,654/1 theater
6. The Kid With The Bike - $15,311/3 theaters
7. The Raid: Redemption - $15,270/14 theaters
8. Gerald Richter Painting - $13,537/1 theater
9. Salmon Fishing In Yemen - $12,550/18 theaters
10. Rampart - $12,089/1 theater

*-Grosses from January 1-April 1, 2012. Only includes films platform-released (opening on 500 screens or less) through specialty distributors. Bolded films denote 2012 releases. Films that received Oscar-qualifying runs in 2011 are considered 2011 releases.
 

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