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box office: week of August 28

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Sleepwalk With MeIFC Films1$68,801$68,801$68,801
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures2$76,222$38,111$76,222
Little White LiesMPI Media3$25,654$8,551$25,654
Somewhere BetweenIndependent1$7,799$7,799$7,799
Robot & FrankIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films46$284,105$6,176$335,414
2016 Obama's AmericaRocky Mountain Pictures1091$6,509,433$5,966$9,347,309
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics29$121,211$4,180$495,154
ComplianceMagnolia Pictures11$44,749$4,068$88,095
Ek Tha TigerYash Raj Films119$434,516$3,651$2,347,774
Wild Horse Wild RideScreen Media Films1$3,610$3,610$3,610
The ImposterIndomina Media24$80,391$3,350$385,514
Death By ChinaArea23a1$3,286$3,286$10,572
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics2$6,527$3,264$85,495
Day I Saw Your HeartFilm Movement1$2,810$2,810$2,810
Red Hook SummerVariance Films29$79,944$2,757$168,658
Teddy BearFilm Movement2$5,388$2,694$6,761
Meet The FokkensKino Lorber1$2,682$2,682$25,324
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics115$288,901$2,512$1,029,498
CosmopolisEntertainment One Films63$154,529$2,453$448,349
Iron SkyEntertainment One Films2$4,682$2,341$52,900
2 Days In New YorkMagnolia Pictures41$95,442$2,328$284,116
BelovedIFC Films7$15,417$2,202$55,434
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight212$463,125$2,185$8,859,718
Queen Of VersaillesMagnolia Pictures96$191,192$1,992$1,538,385
Nobody Else But YouFirst Run2$3,846$1,923$38,168
The Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber10$18,538$1,854$212,355
IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company194$351,378$1,811$10,446,575
UnforgivableStrand Releasing2$3,547$1,774$117,353
Easy MoneyThe Weinstein Company5$8,435$1,687$180,207
$upercapitalist (Supercapitalist)Truly Indie1$1,657$1,657$15,919
Free MenFilm Movement1$1,587$1,587$50,507
ElenaZeitgeist1$1,286$1,286$210,460
Farewell, My QueenCohen Media Group64$79,856$1,248$1,089,539
Ruby SparksFox Searchlight135$163,534$1,211$2,105,380
Moonrise KingdomFocus Features332$401,929$1,211$43,671,697
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryIFC Films36$34,695$964$383,886
Turn Me On, Dammit!New Yorker1$936$936$122,050
Ballplayer: PeloteroStrand Releasing2$1,777$889$43,337
Oslo, August 31stStrand Releasing1$888$888$77,143
Safety Not GuaranteedFilmDistrict54$47,809$885$3,754,737
To Rome With LoveSony Pictures Classics221$194,542$880$15,879,766
BernieMillennium Entertainment52$45,123$868$9,117,655
Best Exotic Marigold HotelFox Searchlight112$92,812$829$45,753,836
KumareKino Lorber6$4,635$773$100,798
Your Sister's SisterIFC Films15$11,237$749$1,597,486
Dark HorseVitagraph6$3,973$662$166,228
HysteriaSony Pictures Classics8$5,230$654$1,771,007
360Magnolia Pictures12$7,445$620$77,122
Monsieur LazharMusic Box Films3$1,833$611$5,811,868
The Invisible WarCinedigm Entertainment4$2,097$524$56,417
Take This WaltzMagnolia Pictures17$8,743$514$1,194,474
KlownDrafthouse Films3$1,528$509$59,775
The Deep Blue SeaMusic Box Films1$498$498$1,125,588
Neil Young JourneysSony Pictures Classics13$5,732$441$176,606
Where Do We Go Now?Sony Pictures Classics6$2,460$410$527,413
HermanoMusic Box Films49$18,835$384$18,835
5 Broken CamerasKino Lorber1$361$361$66,773
OC87Fisher Klingenstein Films1$339$339$40,667
Magic of Belle IsleMagnolia Pictures7$2,356$337$97,931
AlpsKino Lorber1$312$312$6,645
TrishnaIFC Films11$3,208$292$240,381
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is PresentMusic Box Films3$830$277$76,138
You've Been TrumpedInternational Film Circuit5$795$159$12,079
Pink Ribbons, IncFirst Run2$165$83$25,677

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