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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Mister" Box Office

While "Iron Man" kicked off the summer blockbuster season with an astounding $100.7 million opening weekend, Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely" impressively led the specialty-focused iW BOT, according to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. The IFC release took in $19,133 on its one screen, outpacing two other decent openers, David Mamet's "Redbelt" and Garth Jennings' "Son of Rambow." Sony Pictures Classics' "Redbelt" managed $68,646 from 6 screens for an average of $11,441, while Paramount Vantage's "Rambow" was just behind, averaging $10,600 on 5 screens. A less fortunate opener was Jeremy Podeswa's Holocaust drama "Fugitive Pieces," which averaged $3,600 from 30 screens for IDP and Samuel Goldwyn. Among those holdovers reporting, Claude Lelouch's "Roman De Gare," also distributed by IDP and Samuel Goldwyn, saw its average fall only $700 with $12,022, while the continued expansion of Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" to 130 screens found a decent $663,000, for an average of $5,100 and a cume of almost $1.7 million after 4 weeks. Errol Morris's latest doc, "Standard Operating Procedure," saw its average fall more than 60% in its second weekend, taking in $33,688 from 11 screens. indieWIRE publishes its weekly box office column on Mondays and final weekend numbers for specialty and limited release films on Tuesdays. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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