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Specialty Box Office: 'Hannah,' 'The East' and 'Kings' Make For Trio of Strong Newbies; 'Midnight' and 'Frances' Keep It Coming

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire June 3, 2013 at 10:44AM

A trio of debuting indies got off to strong starts this weekend, with Zeitgeist's "Hannah Arendt," Fox Searchlight's "The East" and CBS Films' "The Kings of Summer" each meeting or exceeding expectations.
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Hannah Arendt
"Hannah Arendt."
The Debuts:

1. Hannah Arendt
Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $31,000
Theaters: 1
Average: $31,000
Cumulative Total: $45,502

2. The East
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $75,555
Theaters: 4
Average: $18,889
Cumulative Total: $75,555

3. The Kings of Summer
Distributor: CBS Films
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $58,000
Theaters: 4
Average: $14,500
Cumulative Total: $58,000

4. The History of Future Folk
Distributor: Variance/Film Buff
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $6,100
Theaters: 1
Average: $6,100
Cumulative Total: $6,100

5. Shadow Dancer
Distributor: Magnolia
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $10,200
Theaters: 2
Average: $5,100
Cumulative Total: $10,200

6. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan
Distributor: Cinema Purgatorio
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $770
Theaters: 2
Average: $385
Cumulative Total: $770


The Holdovers

1. Before Midnight
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $430,542
Theaters: 31 (up from 5)
Average: $13,888
Cumulative Total: $800,314

2. Fill The Void
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $48,192
Theaters: 6 (up from 3)
Average: $8,032
Cumulative Total: $148,831

3. Frances Ha
Distributor: IFC Films
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $552,182
Theaters: 133 (up from 60)
Average: $4,154
Cumulative Total: $1,578,314

4. Stories We Tell
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $119,750
Theaters: 39 (up from 27)
Average: $3,072
Cumulative Total: $906,729

5. We Steal Secrets
Distributor: Focus World
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $27,576
Theaters: 11 (up from 4)
Average: $2,507
Cumulative Total: $70,386

6. Love Is All You Need
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $168,809
Theaters: 71 (up from 63)
Average: $2,378
Cumulative Total:  $707,321

7. Mud
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross: $1,225,500
Theaters: 580 (down from 712)
Average: $2,110
Cumulative Total: $16,865,596

8. What Maisie Knew
Distributor: Millennium
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $205,838
Theaters: 101 (up from 27)
Average: $2,038
Cumulative Total: $534,344

9. Kon Tiki
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $132,000
Theaters: 74 (up form 64)
Average: $1,784
Cumulative Total: $888,625

10. Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
Distributor: eOne
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $38,407
Theaters: 38 (up from 36)
Average: $1,011
Cumulative Total:  $382,958

11. The Iceman
Distributor: Millennium
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $123,123
Theaters: 123 (up from 258)
Average: $1,001
Cumulative Total: $1,715,551

12. The Sapphires
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 11
Gross:  $57,000
Theaters: 58 (down from 61)
Average: $983
Cumulative Total: $2,209,378

13. The Company You Keep
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 9
Gross:  $160,656
Theaters: 73 (down from 96)
Average: $908
Cumulative Total: $4,882,506

14. The Place Beyond The Pines
Distributor: Focus Features
Weeks in Release: 10
Gross:  $78,017
Theaters: 103
Average: $757
Cumulative Total: $21,115,516

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