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box office: week of December 11

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Hyde Park On HudsonFocus Features4$81,362$20,341$81,362
BURN: One Year On The FrontlinesArea23a4$54,407$13,602$64,286
Rust And BoneSony Pictures Classics4$52,059$13,015$128,544
Beware of Mr. BakerIndependent1$10,349$10,349$36,548
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My HomeCinema Libre1$7,039$7,039$7,039
Silver Linings PlaybookThe Weinstein Company371$2,171,665$5,854$13,964,405
A Werewolf BoyCJ Entertainment19$85,033$4,475$123,634
In Our NatureCinedigm Entertainment1$4,378$4,378$4,378
The Rabbi's CatIndependent1$4,301$4,301$4,301
HitchcockFox Searchlight181$712,544$3,937$1,661,670
Anna KareninaFocus Features422$1,544,859$3,661$6,603,042
Back To 1942China Lion Entertainment18$56,604$3,145$212,475
Somewhere BetweenLong Shot Factory1$2,768$2,768$171,368
The Central Park FiveIFC Films10$27,622$2,762$123,333
California SoloStrand Releasing2$5,008$2,504$9,246
Wagner & MeFirst Run2$4,891$2,446$17,947
TchoupitoulasOscilloscope Pictures1$2,379$2,379$2,379
Love, MarilynSubmarine Deluxe1$2,370$2,370$6,950
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films1$1,951$1,951$241,842
MasqueradeCJ Entertainment1$1,839$1,839$898,830
Chasing IceSubmarine Deluxe57$102,401$1,797$502,780
Waiting For LightningIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films11$19,537$1,776$19,537
DeadfallMagnolia Pictures11$19,391$1,763$19,391
Thieves, TheWell Go USA, Inc.2$3,181$1,591$681,554
North Sea TexasStrand Releasing3$4,349$1,450$16,252
Only The YoungOscilloscope Pictures1$1,446$1,446$1,446
Brooklyn CastleProducers Distribution Agency4$5,490$1,373$183,733
The Other SonCohen Media Group43$55,978$1,302$963,591
KumareKino Lorber1$1,284$1,284$130,836
A Royal AffairMagnolia Pictures43$53,889$1,253$459,087
The FlatIFC Films17$20,789$1,223$418,729
The Big PictureMPI Media5$5,952$1,190$151,457
A Late QuartetEntertainment One Films63$73,290$1,163$995,642
The SessionsFox Searchlight197$218,973$1,112$4,948,342
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures8$8,891$1,111$2,550,746
The House I Live InAbramorama Entertainment4$4,215$1,054$176,368
StarletMusic Box Films10$9,386$939$70,568
This Must Be The PlaceThe Weinstein Company5$4,540$908$136,339
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit5$4,390$878$168,112
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics42$36,822$877$2,893,916
The Perks Of Being A WallflowerLionsgate175$138,498$791$16,858,393
Cheerful Weather For The WeddingIFC Films1$727$727$727
My Worst NightmareStrand Releasing1$668$668$7,993
All TogetherKino Lorber1$638$638$37,238
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions25$15,580$623$7,877,441
The Loneliest PlanetIFC Films6$3,685$614$123,174
SmashedSony Pictures Classics29$15,928$549$356,987
The MasterThe Weinstein Company23$12,069$525$15,895,739
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films15$7,176$478$928,157
Lay The FavoriteRadius-TWC61$20,998$344$20,998
CitadelCinedigm Entertainment2$584$292$12,169
Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber1$258$258$370,981
Intouchables, TheThe Weinstein Company12$2,913$243$13,049,078
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics2$366$183$3,094,687
Orchestra Of ExilesFirst Run2$328$164$24,710
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics4$586$147$253,705
AlpsKino Lorber1$143$143$15,292
Escape Fire: Fight To Rescue American HeRoadside Attractions2$189$95$83,876
Free RadicalsKino Lorber1$74$74$3,627

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