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box office: week of December 4

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Rust And BoneSony Pictures Classics2$24,738$12,369$65,059
Beware of Mr. BakerIndependent1$12,195$12,195$16,748
Silver Linings PlaybookThe Weinstein Company371$3,090,131$8,329$10,740,112
HitchcockFox Searchlight50$408,692$8,174$787,574
Anna KareninaFocus Features384$2,245,570$5,848$4,106,921
The Central Park FiveIFC Films7$33,148$4,735$77,040
The ThievesWell Go USA, Inc.2$7,772$3,886$673,075
California SoloStrand Releasing1$3,412$3,412$3,412
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit5$11,477$2,295$159,524
Young And WildIFC Films2$3,798$1,899$3,798
The House I Live InAbramorama Entertainment1$1,840$1,840$168,889
Just 45 Minutes From BroadwayRainbow Releasing2$3,322$1,661$80,148
KumareKino Lorber1$1,567$1,567$129,552
Brooklyn CastleProducers Distribution Agency4$6,131$1,533$175,971
The Big PictureMPI Media4$6,116$1,529$142,387
The SessionFox Searchlight226$333,315$1,475$4,582,181
The Other SonCohen Media Group40$57,864$1,447$877,933
Somewhere BetweenLong Shot Factory2$2,832$1,416$164,327
Holy MotorsIndomina Media25$35,242$1,410$332,510
A Royal AffairMagnolia Pictures41$57,591$1,405$373,000
The FlatIFC Films19$24,487$1,289$386,414
A Late QuartetEntertainment One Films74$93,371$1,262$877,525
StarletMusic Box Films9$10,402$1,156$55,956
MasqueradeCJ Entertainment3$3,395$1,132$895,123
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films12$13,553$1,129$912,840
Universal Soldier: Day Of ReckoningMagnolia Pictures3$3,181$1,060$3,181
Imposter, TheIndomina Media2$2,115$1,058$898,317
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures25$25,126$1,005$2,525,346
This Must Be The PlaceThe Weinstein Company7$6,584$941$128,398
Wuthering HeightsOscilloscope Pictures10$8,936$894$96,889
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics53$46,570$879$2,836,187
DragonRadius-TWC14$11,137$796$11,137
The MasterThe Weinstein Company23$17,403$757$15,873,233
This Is Not A FilmIndependent1$615$615$75,465
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions35$19,939$570$7,850,886
Loneliest Planet, TheIFC Films10$5,406$541$116,617
Dangerous LiaisonsWell Go USA, Inc.1$480$480$53,755
All TogetherKino Lorber1$458$458$35,613
IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company19$8,577$451$13,043,105
Now, ForagerArgot Pictures 4$1,558$390$6,702
28 Hotel RoomsOscilloscope Pictures3$1,002$334$16,017
Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber1$268$268$370,254
SmashedSony Pictures Classics15$3,710$247$338,247
Gregory Crewdson: Brief EncountersZeitgeist2$490$245$25,871
Radio UnnameableKino Lorber1$243$243$19,498
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films3$701$234$239,282
CitadelCinedigm Entertainment7$1,378$197$10,903
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics2$360$180$3,093,802
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics7$765$109$252,519
Girl ModelFirst Run1$62$62$21,154

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