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box office: week of February 26

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
NoSony Pictures Classics6$69,752$11,625$182,034
GatekeepersSony Pictures Classics19$133,740$7,039$380,581
QuartetThe Weinstein Company356$1,125,886$3,163$8,844,950
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight73$213,575$2,926$12,572,085
Silver Linings PlaybookThe Weinstein Company2012$5,750,866$2,858$107,176,012
LoreMusic Box Films8$20,263$2,533$124,764
Beware of Mr. BakerIndependent1$2,445$2,445$112,248
Like Someone In LoveIFC Films9$22,004$2,445$56,138
KochZeitgeist9$20,992$2,332$168,038
Happy People: A Year In The TaigaMusic Box Films16$36,722$2,295$107,473
AmourSony Pictures Classics328$716,186$2,183$5,147,243
The Power of FewSteelyard Pictures5$9,350$1,870$17,701
Bless Me, UltimaArenas Entertainment263$470,109$1,787$608,957
11 FlowersFirst Run2$3,516$1,758$3,516
56 UpFirst Run32$55,669$1,740$464,617
ABCDUTV Communications9$15,392$1,710$218,257
Special 26Viva Entertainment54$81,790$1,515$1,022,395
My Worst NightmareStrand Releasing1$1,364$1,364$21,456
YossiStrand Releasing7$9,034$1,291$74,171
John Dies At The EndMagnolia Pictures17$20,202$1,188$87,744
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics30$32,583$1,086$3,322,289
2013 Oscar ShortsShorts International246$263,830$1,072$1,920,809
Sorcerer And The White SnakeMagnolia Pictures1$977$977$16,388
Hyde Park On HudsonFocus Features65$63,407$975$6,126,492
Sound CityVariance Films17$15,924$937$314,110
West Of MemphisSony Pictures Classics12$11,024$919$141,928
5 Broken CamerasKino Lorber2$1,829$915$98,041
HitchcockFox Searchlight16$13,828$864$5,963,608
InescapableIFC Films2$1,545$773$47,318
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit3$2,301$767$202,954
Rust And BoneSony Pictures Classics30$20,325$678$1,980,994
Mumia: Long Distance RevolutionaryFirst Run3$1,913$638$14,697
Sessions, TheFox Searchlight16$9,552$597$5,972,478
Anna KareninaFocus Features28$16,597$593$12,802,907
MasqueradeCJ Entertainment4$1,845$461$914,422
Combat Dans L'ileThe Film Desk1$327$327$49,545
BreathingKino Lorber1$311$311$4,630
Radio UnnameableKino Lorber1$228$228$20,346
Race 2UTV Communications52$3,273$63$1,578,996

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