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October 19, 2008 8:21 AM
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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Lucky" Leads, Guy Beats Madonna

According to estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" led indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) - which ranks the per theater average of all reporting specialty films. The Miramax release averaged $12,222 in its second weekend, grossing $110,000 from 9 locations. The top specialty opener that reported estimates was Caroline Suh's "Frontrunners," which grossed $7,364 on 1 screen for Oscilloscope Pictures. Other openers included Magnolia Pictures' "What Just Happened?," which grossed $216,000 on 36 screens for a decent $6,000 average, and IFC Films' "Filth and Wisdom," which grossed $5,149 from its one run. While certainly not a horrible number, Madonna's "Filth" lost the battle of the dueling soon-to-be-ex-spouses, as Guy Ritchie's "RockNRolla" averaged $5,955 from 22 screens in its second weekend out. 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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