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iW NEWS | Lee's "Lust" and Anderson's "Darjeeling" Open Big

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 30, 2007 at 9:0AM

Major numbers for a limited release film marked the openings of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" from Focus Features and Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" from Fox Searchlight. Lee's "Lust" made an estimated $61,688 on a single screen, according to Focus, while Anderson's "Darjeeling" earned an estimated $66,000 on 2 screens this weekend, opening on Saturday after the film's New York Film Festival debut. In its second weeekend, Sean Penn's "Into The Wild" (from Paramount Vantage) earned an estimated $669,000 on 33 screens, according to Rentrak estimates provided today. The film had an estimated per screen average of $20,283 after adding 29 theaters this weekend. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Major numbers for a limited release film marked the openings of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" from Focus Features and Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" from Fox Searchlight. Lee's "Lust" made an estimated $61,688 on a single screen, according to Focus, while Anderson's "Darjeeling" earned an estimated $66,000 on 2 screens this weekend, opening on Saturday after the film's New York Film Festival debut. In its second weeekend, Sean Penn's "Into The Wild" (from Paramount Vantage) earned an estimated $669,000 on 33 screens, according to Rentrak estimates provided today. The film had an estimated per screen average of $20,283 after adding 29 theaters this weekend. [Eugene Hernandez]