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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Mongol" Dominates Specialty Releases

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 8, 2008 at 7:15AM

Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol" debuted way atop the specialty-focused iW BOT this weekend, according to those films that submitted numbers to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. On 5 screens, the Picturehouse release grossed a very impressive $133,136, for a $26,627 average, the highest of any film, wide or limited, reporting. The second highest debut was Anand Tucker's "When Did You Last See Your Father?," which grossed $41,082 on 8 screens for Sony Pictures Classics, an average of $5,135. Faring considerably worse was First Look's release, "Miss Conception." The Eric Styles directed film averaged just $1,503. Tom Kalin's "Savage Grace" led all holdovers, averaging $3,405 as the film expanded from 2 to 7 screens. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Monday night and final weekend numbers for specialty and limited release films on Tuesday. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]
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Sergei Bodrov's "Mongol" debuted way atop the specialty-focused iW BOT this weekend, according to those films that submitted numbers to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. On 5 screens, the Picturehouse release grossed a very impressive $133,136, for a $26,627 average, the highest of any film, wide or limited, reporting. The second highest debut was Anand Tucker's "When Did You Last See Your Father?," which grossed $41,082 on 8 screens for Sony Pictures Classics, an average of $5,135. Faring considerably worse was First Look's release, "Miss Conception." The Eric Styles directed film averaged just $1,503. Tom Kalin's "Savage Grace" led all holdovers, averaging $3,405 as the film expanded from 2 to 7 screens. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Monday night and final weekend numbers for specialty and limited release films on Tuesday. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]





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