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Specialty Box Office: 'Act of Killing' Top Doc Debut of Year; Ryan Gosling and Kristen Wiig Soft With 'God' and 'Girl'

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 21, 2013 at 2:23PM

A critically acclaimed but incredibly challenging documentary stole the thunder from A-list stars at the specialty box office this weekend, with Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" finding the best opening per-theater-average of any documentary in 2013 thus far.
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The Debuts:

1. The Act of Killing
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $28,067
Theaters: 1
Average: $28,067
Cumulative Total: $28,067

2. Blackfish
Distributor: Magnolia
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $66,500
Theaters: 4
Average: $16,625
Cumulative Total: $66,500

3. Computer Chess
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $11,000
Theaters: 1
Average: $18,322
Cumulative Total: $18,322

4. Only God Forgives
Distributor: RADiUS/TWC
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $315,008
Theaters: 78
Average: $4,039
Cumulative Total: $315,008

5. Girl Most Likely
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:   $736,005
Theaters: 353
Average: $2,085
Cumulative Total: $736,005

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The Holdovers:

1. Fruitvale Station
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $742,272
Theaters: 34 (up from 7)
Average: $21,832
Cumulative Total: $1,334,485

2. The Way Way Back
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $2,240,000
Theaters: 304 (up from 79)
Average: $7,368
Cumulative Total: $4,632,270

3. The Hunt
Distributor: Magnolia
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross: $59,000
Theaters: 9 (up from 4)
Average: $6,556
Cumulative Total: $126,329

4. Still Mine
Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $75,923
Theaters: 18 (up from 4)
Average: $4,218
Cumulative Total: $535,163


5. I'm So Excited
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $161,885
Theaters: 50 (up from 22)
Average: $3,240
Cumulative Total: $683,000

6. 20 Feet From Stardom
Distributor: RADiUS-TWC
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $398,000
Theaters: 135 (up from 131)
Average: $2,948
Cumulative Total: $2,426,000

7. The Attack
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $134,000
Theaters: 46 (down from 55)
Average: $2,913
Cumulative Total: $918,000

8. Crystal Fairy
Distributor: IFC Films
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $24,300
Theaters: 9 (up from 2)
Average: $2,700
Cumulative Total: $65,633

9. Frances Ha
Distributor: IFC Films
Weeks in Release: 10
Gross:  $64,000
Theaters: 32 (down from 57)
Average: $2,000
Cumulative Total: $3,883,476

10. Before Midnight
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 9
Gross:  $200,771
Theaters: 107 (down from 154)
Average: $1,876
Cumulative Total: $7,423,730

11. The Bling Ring
Distributor: A24
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $70,000
Theaters: 38 (down form 97)
Average: $1,842
Cumulative Total: $5,628,591

12. Unfinished Song
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $162,000
Theaters: 88 (down from 91)
Average: $1,841
Cumulative Total: $1,076,000  

13. Much Ado About Nothing
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 7
Gross:  $143,800
Theaters: 95 (down from 139)
Average: $1,514
Cumulative Total: $3,671,590

14. Fill The Void
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 9
Gross:  $83,900
Theaters: 61 (down from 64)
Average: $1,375
Cumulative Total: $1,552,500

15. Mud
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 14
Gross: $89,050
Theaters: 75 (down from 110)
Average: $1,187
Cumulative Total: $21,135,916

16. Stories We Tell
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 11
Gross:  $20,500
Theaters: 22 (down from 28)
Average: $932
Cumulative Total: $1,515,707

17. Stuck In Love
Distributor: Millennium
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $2,015
Theaters: 3 (down from 15)
Average: $672
Cumulative Total: $69,534

18. Byzantium
Distributor: IFC
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $6,820
Theaters: 11 (down from 12)
Average: $620
Cumulative Total: $81,643

19. What Maisie Knew
Distributor: Millennium
Weeks in Release: 12
Gross:  $4,294
Theaters: 8 (down from 13)
Average: $537
Cumulative Total: $1,057,584

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