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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Visitor" Leads, "Bin Laden" Stumbles

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 20, 2008 at 10:24AM

Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" (from Overture Films) expanded nicely in its second week, taking in an estimated $163,000 on 18 screens, for an estimated $9,056 per screen average, according to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. "The Visitor," which expanded from its 4 screen opening, has now taken in $279,901. It beat out the opening of Morgan Spurlock's "Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?," which opened on an ambitious 102 screens for The Weinstein Company. The film averaged only $1,405, below two other reported limited openers: IFC's "Anamorph," which averaged $3,024, and Sony Repertory Pictures' "Zombie Strippers," which averaged $2,250. Among holdovers, Fox Searchlight's "Young@Heart" expanded from 4 to 33 screens, and took in $144,703 for a $4,385 average. In its third weekend, IFC Films' "Flight of the Red Balloon" also continued to show promise, averaging $3,570 on 11 screens and taking its total to $124,685. 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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Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" (from Overture Films) expanded nicely in its second week, taking in an estimated $163,000 on 18 screens, for an estimated $9,056 per screen average, according to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. "The Visitor," which expanded from its 4 screen opening, has now taken in $279,901. It beat out the opening of Morgan Spurlock's "Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?," which opened on an ambitious 102 screens for The Weinstein Company. The film averaged only $1,405, below two other reported limited openers: IFC's "Anamorph," which averaged $3,024, and Sony Repertory Pictures' "Zombie Strippers," which averaged $2,250. Among holdovers, Fox Searchlight's "Young@Heart" expanded from 4 to 33 screens, and took in $144,703 for a $4,385 average. In its third weekend, IFC Films' "Flight of the Red Balloon" also continued to show promise, averaging $3,570 on 11 screens and taking its total to $124,685. 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]