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iW NEWS | 4-Day Weekend Estimates: "Django," "England" Open, "Hamlet 2" Fails

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 1, 2008 at 9:27AM

According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, First Look's "Sukiyaki Western Django" led the reporting specialty films in the four-day Labor Day weekend, grossing $13,106 on one screen. Also opening was Sony Pictures Classics's "I Served The King of England," which grossed a decent $67,906 on 8 screens for a $8,488 average. Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2" was a large disappointment in its first weekend of wide release. Expanding to 1,597 screens, the Focus Featurespurchase grossed just $2.12 million, averaging a dismal $1,330. To put that in perspective, that is less than half the per theatre average of the eighth weekend of "Journey To The Center Of The Earth." Successful holdovers included "Elegy," which grossed $792,054 on 139 screens, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," which grossed $3.53 million on 692 screens, "Frozen River," which grossed $347,369 on 69 screens, and "Tell No One," which added another $456,682 in its ninth weekend, taking its very impressive total to $4.37 million. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Tuesday night. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]
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According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, First Look's "Sukiyaki Western Django" led the reporting specialty films in the four-day Labor Day weekend, grossing $13,106 on one screen. Also opening was Sony Pictures Classics's "I Served The King of England," which grossed a decent $67,906 on 8 screens for a $8,488 average. Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2" was a large disappointment in its first weekend of wide release. Expanding to 1,597 screens, the Focus Featurespurchase grossed just $2.12 million, averaging a dismal $1,330. To put that in perspective, that is less than half the per theatre average of the eighth weekend of "Journey To The Center Of The Earth." Successful holdovers included "Elegy," which grossed $792,054 on 139 screens, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," which grossed $3.53 million on 692 screens, "Frozen River," which grossed $347,369 on 69 screens, and "Tell No One," which added another $456,682 in its ninth weekend, taking its very impressive total to $4.37 million. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Tuesday night. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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