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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

box office news archive

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    Maleficent Soars to the Top of the Box Office with $170 Mil in Global Ticket Sales

    To the surprise of no one (except maybe studio execs), female audiences made the Angelina Jolie vehicle a hit.

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    "Maleficent" Sleeping Beautifully Overseas With $100 Million Ransom

    In the penultimate week prior to the start of the World Cup, Disney's "Maleficent" edged out Fox's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" to top the overseas box office. The Angelina Jolie film took in a nice round number of $100 million while the X-Men gang was a close second at $95 million.

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    Warners Remains Market Share King But "Maleficent" Moves Disney Into 2nd

    Warners has a solid hold on the studio box office market share derby and thanks to a big weekend with "Maleficent", Disney has now slipped into the #2 slot. The next few weeks should see Fox move into contention with both "The Fault In Our Stars" and "How To Train Your Dragon 2". Should be interes...

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    Career Watch: Has 'Maleficent' Restored Angelina Jolie's Box Office Mojo?

    Reviews were mixed. But for moviegoers, the $70 million opening for "Maleficent" -- an Angelina Jolie record -- for a rare female summer action adventure suggests that they were transfixed by the sight of the right actress in a perfect-fit role.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal' Tops Specialty Box Office; Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves' Takes Second

    An eclectic group of new releases failed to provide any films with more than niche potential in upcoming weeks. The standout is "Korengal" (Saboteur), a sequel of sorts to the Oscar-nominated documentary feature "Restrepo," which had a New York opening in the range of its predecessor. "Night Moves" ...

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    Specialty Box Office: Kelly Reichardt's 'Night' Has Decent Moves; Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal' Stronger

    Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw Sebastian Junger's doc "Korengal" top openers in its exclusive engagement debut, narrowly beating out the per-theater-average of Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves," which was in one more theater. News wasn't quite so good for other op...

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    Jolie's 'Maleficent' Leads Box Office Top Ten with Strong Femme Appeal, Diaz's 'Other Woman' at $81 Million

    Angelina Jolie is a huge movie star. Disney knows how to reach a broad family audience led by women. And beloved fairy tales sell. These are some of the lessons learned --yet again--by "Maleficent"'s magnificent $70 million opening, which dwarfed Seth MacFarlane's western spoof "A Million Ways to Di...

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    Final Estimates Push "Maleficent" to $70 Million Weekend.

    Final studio numbers have come in this morning and a decent Saturday pushes Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent" to $70 million for the weekend. Sadly, Saturday wasn't much of a help for "A Million Ways To Die In The West" as the Seth MacFarlane comedy western remains at $17 million and a third place fi...

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    Box-Office: Angelina Jolie Has The Biggest Opening Weekend Of Her Career With ‘Maleficent’

    Angelina Jolie is one of those curious global superstars. To this day, the highest grossing live-action film she’s ever been in was $186 million for 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” And her top five all-time domestic grosses include three animated movies that she never physically appeared in (two of them ...

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    'Maleficent' Bewitches Friday Box Office, Shows Power of Jolie (and Female Stars)

    With "Maleficent," Angelina Jolie now joins Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Melissa McCarthy and Rooney Mara as an actress who has recently opened a movie to strong initial returns better, in many cases, than some male stars considered safe bets for franchise efforts.

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    "Maleficent" Sits Tres Jolie Atop Box Office Mountain, Seth MacFarlane Dies In The West

    I'm still waiting for several estimates to come in but it's all Disney and Angelina Jolie at the box office this weekend. Driven by its family friendly PG rating and a large take from its Imax screens, "Maleficent" easily cruised into first place this weekend, grossing an estimated $68-71 million.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Does James McAvoy's 'Filth' or Dakota Fanning's 'Night' Have The Moves Against 'Maleficent'?

    In a new weekly fixture here at Indiewire, we're previewing notable new specialty releases in terms of their box office potential.

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    Projected Weekend Top 10: Angie Puts A Spell On All Box Office Comers, "X-Men" Tries To Avoid A 2nd Week Plummet

    There are going to be some very intriguing box office battles this summer. This weekend won't be one of those. Even though Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West" should rack up some nice numbers it won't come close to dethroning Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent",

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    Next Week's Box Office Battle: Cruise & Blunt vs. Hazel & Augustus

    We always love to look ahead here at Box Office Insider and quite frankly we cannot wait for next week's box office battle between Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring in Doug Liman's "Edge Of Tomorrow" and Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the young adult weep fest, "The Fault In Our Stars"

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