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Specialty Box Office: 'Iceman' Cometh With Strong Debut; Leads Great Weekend For Millennium Entertainment

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire May 6, 2013 at 9:17AM

While most box office reports this afternoon are reasonably freaking out about "Iron Man 3," there was also a notably strong debut at the specialty box office. Instead of iron, it was ice as Ariel Vromen's "The Iceman" debuted on 4 theaters."Iceman" -- which stars Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta -- is based on the true-life story of notorious Mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski. It managed a promising $93,149 gross from 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles, averaging $23,287. That's the second best debut in Millennium's three-year history, behind only last summer's "Bernie." It was also was a nice dose of good news for the distributor after a string of disappointments in films like "Upside Down" and "The Paperboy." And it wasn't the only good news.
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The Holdovers

1. Kon Tiki
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $78,324
Theaters: 12 (up form 2)
Average: $6,527
Cumulative Total: $93,149

2. Mud
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Weeks in Release: 1
Gross:  $2,150,250
Theaters: 576 (up from 363)
Average: $3,733
Cumulative Total: $5,158,148

3. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Distributor: IFC Films
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $87,500
Theaters: 35 (up from 3)
Average: $2,500
Cumulative Total:  $131,200

4. Midnight's Children
Distributor: Paladin/108 Media
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $22,832
Theaters: 10 (up from 2)
Average: $2,283
Cumulative Total:  $37,098

5. Deceptive Practices - The Mentors and Mysteries of Ricky Jay
Distributor: Kino Lorber
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $9,000
Theaters: 4 (up from 1)
Average: $2,250
Cumulative Total:  $48,761

6. In The House
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $49,401
Theaters: 22 (up from 9)
Average: $2,246
Cumulative Total: $140,178

7. Renoir
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $152,550
Theaters: 74 (up from 63)
Average: $2,060
Cumulative Total: $1,079,425

8. At Any Price
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 2
Gross:  $32,272
Theaters: 18 ( up from 4)
Average: $1,792
Cumulative Total: $61,458

9. The Company You Keep
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $777,240
Theaters: 541 (up from 807)
Average: $1,437
Cumulative Total: $3,506,411

10. Disconnect
Distributor: LD Entertainment
Weeks in Release: 4
Gross:  $210,744
Theaters: 161 (up from 111)
Average: $1,309
Cumulative Total:  $1,054,974

11. The Sapphires
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Weeks in Release: 7
Gross:  $148,000
Theaters: 123 (down from 126)
Average: $1,203
Cumulative Total:  $1,637,482

12. Blancanieves
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $17,062
Theaters: 15 (up from 12)
Average: $1,137
Cumulative Total:  $218,845

13. The Place Beyond The Pines
Distributor: Focus Features
Weeks in Release: 6
Gross:  $1,297,934
Theaters: 1,162 (up from 1,584)
Average: $1,117
Cumulative Total:  $18,694,574

14. Upstream Color
Distributor: ERBP
Weeks in Release: 5
Gross:  $32,180
Theaters: 32 (down from 43)
Average: $1,006
Cumulative Total:  $352,376

15. From Up on Poppy Hill
Distributor: GKIDS
Weeks in Release: 8
Gross: $29,498
Theaters: 34 (down from 44)
Average: $868
Cumulative Total:  $850,238

16. Filly Brown
Distributor: Pantelion/Indomina
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $164,000
Theaters: 204 (down from 259)
Average: $804
Cumulative Total:  $2,598,424

17. The Lords of Salem
Distributor: Anchor Bay
Weeks in Release: 3
Gross:  $22,668
Theaters: 50  (down from 280)
Average: $453
Cumulative Total: $1,141,997

This article is related to: Box Office, Mud, Millennium Entertainment, What Maisie Knew





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