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box office: week of August 6

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films4$197,415$54,188$216,751
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics50$1,858,696$37,174$2,845,115
Canyons, TheIFC Films1$13,351$13,351$13,351
Artist And The Model, TheCohen Media Group2$15,882$7,941$15,882
Europa ReportMagnolia Pictures3$22,243$7,414$22,243
Jamel Shabazz Street PhotographerIndependent1$7,105$7,105$7,105
BlackfishMagnolia Pictures55$268,095$4,874$666,052
Smash & Grab: Story Of The Pink PanthersMusic Box Films1$4,794$4,794$7,500
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit5$17,001$3,400$26,499
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films17$50,240$2,955$159,621
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight1001$2,730,326$2,728$13,552,653
Pandora's PromiseAbramorama Entertainment1$2,687$2,687$66,643
Drug WarVariance Films4$10,019$2,505$19,647
Rising From AshesFirst Run3$7,298$2,433$7,298
Hannah ArendtZeitgeist15$36,487$2,432$487,871
Fruitvale StationThe Weinstein Company1086$2,600,552$2,395$10,852,456
Still MineIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films41$95,367$2,326$808,911
20 Feet From StardomRadius-TWC135$297,406$2,203$3,493,735
Attack, TheCohen Media Group46$93,577$2,034$1,204,510
Computer ChessKino Lorber6$11,901$1,984$66,402
Deceptive Practice: Mysteries & MentorsKino Lorber1$1,818$1,818$146,180
Hunt, TheMagnolia Pictures47$75,444$1,605$383,811
Terms And Conditions May ApplyVariance Films6$9,457$1,576$26,395
DownloadedAbramorama Entertainment1$1,316$1,316$6,722
AugustineMusic Box Films1$1,288$1,288$100,144
I'm So Excited!Sony Pictures Classics99$124,487$1,257$1,101,745
Unfinished SongThe Weinstein Company68$85,395$1,256$1,406,702
More Than HoneyKino Lorber2$2,395$1,198$59,071
Free The MindInternational Film Circuit2$2,375$1,188$93,270
Only God ForgivesRadius-TWC45$48,891$1,086$697,242
Girl Most LikelyRoadside Attractions36$38,442$1,068$1,346,603
Frances HaIFC Films22$23,358$1,062$3,974,392
East, TheFox Searchlight13$13,395$1,030$2,268,296
Kon-TikiThe Weinstein Company9$8,783$976$1,511,798
Crystal FairyIFC Films20$19,394$970$147,370
MudRoadside Attractions62$59,225$955$21,470,458
Love Is All You NeedSony Pictures Classics13$12,242$942$1,572,802
Hijacking, AMagnolia Pictures7$6,488$927$368,501
Much Ado About NothingRoadside Attractions58$52,149$899$4,096,990
Fill The VoidSony Pictures Classics33$27,472$832$1,696,245
Stories We TellRoadside Attractions16$13,029$814$1,555,449
Rooftop, TheWell Go USA, Inc.5$3,723$745$85,755
Bling Ring, TheA24 Films39$22,992$716$5,778,273
Wall, TheMusic Box Films2$1,419$710$24,019
Before MidnightSony Pictures Classics226$160,242$709$7,814,792
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt MeMagnolia Pictures6$2,874$479$90,516
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film AboutKino Lorber2$797$399$104,804
Dirty WarsIFC Films8$3,156$395$365,604
Stuck In LoveMillennium Entertainment1$387$387$73,201
No Place On EarthMagnolia Pictures2$577$289$199,659
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. MovieMagnolia Pictures1$280$280$15,565
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics1$256$256$3,692,866
Band Called Death, ADrafthouse Films3$710$237$113,763
ByzantiumIFC Films6$1,138$190$84,293
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi UngerFirst Run2$145$73$27,016

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