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box office: week of December 18

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Rust And BoneSony Pictures Classics6$57,407$9,568$209,053
Hyde Park On HudsonFocus Features36$292,796$8,133$404,816
Silver Linings PlaybookThe Weinstein Company371$2,109,274$5,685$16,979,323
Beware of Mr. BakerIndependent1$4,414$4,414$45,252
Let Fury Have The HourCAVU Pictures1$3,386$3,386$3,386
BURN: One Year On The FrontlinesArea23a4$12,236$3,059$104,613
A Werewolf BoyCJ Entertainment20$52,381$2,619$222,581
Any Day NowMusic Box Films16$40,489$2,531$40,489
Anna KareninaFocus Features409$1,022,214$2,499$8,380,517
Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My HomeCinema Libre1$2,436$2,436$11,489
HitchcockFox Searchlight561$1,107,659$1,974$3,071,871
Save The DateIFC Films2$3,755$1,878$3,755
MasqueradeCJ Entertainment1$1,844$1,844$902,340
The Central Park FiveIFC Films22$38,329$1,742$175,801
Somewhere BetweenLong Shot Factory2$2,919$1,460$177,633
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures11$14,203$1,291$2,587,430
The Big PictureMPI Media3$3,866$1,289$158,411
Chasing IceSubmarine Deluxe53$65,559$1,237$612,089
The House I Live InAbramorama Entertainment1$1,223$1,223$181,782
A Late QuartetEntertainment One Films46$51,339$1,116$1,084,339
This Must Be The PlaceThe Weinstein Company3$3,071$1,024$142,242
The FlatIFC Films15$14,817$988$445,919
DeadfallMagnolia Pictures17$16,649$979$45,392
The SessionsFox Searchlight151$147,487$977$5,208,538
Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber2$1,828$914$375,009
Deep Dark CanyonIndependent2$1,808$904$6,209
In Our NatureCinedigm Entertainment1$893$893$6,175
TchoupitoulasOscilloscope Pictures2$1,774$887$5,551
A Royal AffairMagnolia Pictures56$46,514$831$534,267
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films1$820$820$243,536
Wagner & MeFirst Run4$3,278$820$26,031
Only The YoungOscilloscope Pictures2$1,530$765$3,558
The Loneliest PlanetIFC Films5$3,644$729$128,519
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics31$22,555$728$2,931,599
The IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company25$18,091$724$13,069,901
Brooklyn CastleProducers Distribution Agency2$1,356$678$186,690
The MasterThe Weinstein Company14$9,361$669$15,912,499
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions10$6,507$651$7,890,701
North Sea TexasStrand Releasing2$1,259$630$20,512
Khiladi 786Eros Entertainment115$61,563$535$352,684
End Of WatchOpen Road172$91,195$530$40,469,936
Cheerful Weather For The WeddingIFC Films2$1,016$508$1,949
California SoloStrand Releasing2$853$427$10,911
SmashedSony Pictures Classics10$4,157$416$368,887
StarletMusic Box Films4$1,654$414$76,210
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit3$1,082$361$174,991
All TogetherKino Lorber1$343$343$37,734
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films14$4,532$324$938,476
Revisionaries, TheKino Lorber1$164$164$18,262
Jason Becker: Not Dead YetKino Lorber2$319$160$794
Universal Soldier: Day Of ReckoningMagnolia Pictures2$319$160$5,247
CitadelCinedigm Entertainment2$192$96$12,663

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