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box office: week of December 17

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Inside Llewyn DavisCBS Films15$356,785$23,786$910,317
Mandela: Long Walk To FreedomThe Weinstein Company4$35,084$8,771$241,079
Unbelievers, TheIndependent1$5,012$5,012$12,572
NebraskaParamount Vantage250$911,784$3,647$3,377,783
Liv & IngmarJanus Films2$5,451$2,726$5,451
The Great BeautyJanus Films38$86,525$2,277$530,932
Nuclear NationFirst Run1$2,268$2,268$3,600
PhilomenaThe Weinstein Company835$1,820,479$2,180$11,083,457
Dallas Buyers ClubFocus Features574$1,174,269$2,046$14,301,134
12 Years A SlaveFox Searchlight497$732,825$1,474$36,364,513
The Act of KillingDrafthouse Films5$5,415$1,083$456,890
Blue is the Warmest ColorIFC Films58$61,429$1,059$1,891,843
Spinning PlatesThe Film Arcade6$4,715$786$109,756
Narco CulturaCinedigm Entertainment29$22,462$775$131,995
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?IFC Films15$11,084$739$99,743
Kill Your DarlingsSony Pictures Classics40$28,479$712$879,342
Armstrong Lie, TheSony Pictures Classics46$30,136$655$292,273
Last Days On Mars, TheMagnolia Pictures13$8,478$652$15,928
Sweet DreamsInternational Film Circuit5$3,065$613$22,853
Enough SaidFox Searchlight72$44,016$611$17,363,907
All Is LostRoadside Attractions261$158,864$609$5,705,933
LinsanityIndependent2$72$605$299,387
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics19$11,468$604$1,371,164
Punk Singer, TheIFC Films20$10,924$546$87,822
Bettie Page Reveals AllMusic Box Films17$9,128$537$62,238
Big SurIndependent2$855$510$36,091
Christmas Candle, TheEcholight Studios190$90,859$478$2,115,870
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment2$925$463$1,008,507
Here Comes The DevilMagnolia Pictures2$783$392$783
20 Feet From StardomRadius-TWC32$12,327$385$4,794,407
Muscle ShoalsMagnolia Pictures11$4,120$375$656,575
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics302$102,465$339$32,900,327
Jamel Shabazz Street PhotographerIndependent2$646$323$17,378
Free The MindInternational Film Circuit1$320$320$147,322
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics12$2,868$239$2,148,729
Inequality for AllRadius-TWC11$2,615$238$1,187,354
Paradise: HopeStrand Releasing3$679$226$4,147
OldboyFilmDistrict151$33,580$222$2,162,593
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit2$182$91$18,460
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit2$171$86$231,088

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