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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Duchess" Leads, "Lucky" Bombs

According to estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Saul Dibb's "The Duchess" led indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) - which ranks the per theater average of all reporting specialty films. In its second weekend, the Paramount Vantage released grossed $570,000 from 55 screens, averaging a potent $10,364. Just behind was the surprisingly strong performance of IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films's Christian romance, "Fireproof." The Kirk Cameron headliner grossed $6,513,996 on 839 screens, the second-highest gross for any debut on under 1000 screens this year. Fox Searchlight's "Choke" did not do quite as well. Grossing $1,335,000 on 435 screens, the Clark Gregg directed film averaged a relatively mild $3,069. Its relatively astounding, however, in comparison to Lionsgate's "The Lucky Ones." The Rachel McAdams-Tim Robbins starrer averaged just $425 from its 489 screens. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Monday night and the full iW BOT Tuesday afternoon. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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