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box office: week of March 5

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
StokerFox Searchlight7$160,547$22,935$160,547
NoSony Pictures Classics11$101,413$9,219$308,444
Hava Nagila: The MovieInternational Film Circuit1$8,218$8,218$46,503
GatekeepersSony Pictures Classics46$251,059$5,458$681,178
War WitchTribeca Film2$8,714$4,357$8,714
Welcome To Pine HillOscilloscope Pictures1$3,629$3,629$3,629
LoreMusic Box Films12$38,273$3,189$173,321
Attacks Of 26/11Eros Entertainment51$159,619$3,130$159,619
Silver Linings PlaybookThe Weinstein Company1836$5,723,010$3,117$115,302,649
Brooklyn CastleProducers Distribution Agency1$3,074$3,074$219,407
A Place At The TableMagnolia Pictures35$92,257$2,636$92,257
The CondemnedStrand Releasing1$2,511$2,511$2,511
Kai Po CheUTV Communications104$258,240$2,483$876,568
QuartetThe Weinstein Company725$1,781,526$2,457$11,181,316
Lost Medallion: Adventure Of Billy StoneFreestyle Releasing68$143,532$2,111$143,532
The SweeneyEntertainment One Films11$20,321$1,847$20,321
KochZeitgeist16$28,769$1,798$207,756
Like Someone In LoveIFC Films8$14,005$1,751$82,945
Beware of Mr. BakerIndependent1$1,742$1,742$114,271
Happy People: A Year In The TaigaMusic Box Films23$39,887$1,734$165,763
Mumia: Long Distance RevolutionaryFirst Run4$6,918$1,730$23,004
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight42$70,442$1,677$12,687,673
Let My People Go!Zeitgeist3$4,700$1,567$16,861
2013 Oscar ShortsShorts International48$73,705$1,536$2,061,812
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics39$57,552$1,476$3,394,465
A Royal AffiairMagnolia Pictures19$27,047$1,424$1,376,063
AmourSony Pictures Classics333$466,145$1,400$5,865,625
56 UpFirst Run27$37,720$1,397$523,526
Hyde Park On HudsonFocus Features38$51,019$1,343$6,215,994
A Fierce Green FireFirst Run1$1,266$1,266$1,266
YossiStrand Releasing2$2,532$1,266$82,485
West Of MemphisSony Pictures Classics12$13,301$1,108$162,765
Bless Me, UltimaArenas Entertainment183$182,377$1,083$1,277,031
The ImpossibleLionsgate151$159,761$1,058$18,322,588
The End of LoveVariance Films2$1,955$978$1,955
Sound CityVariance Films13$10,762$828$334,058
5 Broken CamerasKino Lorber2$1,640$820$100,534
The SessionsFox Searchlight13$9,972$767$5,988,955
Sorcerer And The White SnakeMagnolia Pictures1$747$747$17,550
Veer!Blue Llama Studios1$713$713$713
A Late QuartetEntertainment One Films6$4,147$691$1,551,847
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit3$1,926$642$206,280
HitchcockFox Searchlight19$10,262$540$5,984,412
Any Day NowMusic Box Films3$1,547$516$186,799
ParkerFilmDistrict51$24,071$472$17,441,958
John Dies At The EndMagnolia Pictures15$6,592$439$102,912
Rust And BoneSony Pictures Classics26$11,358$437$2,002,272
ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)UTV Communications2$867$434$221,908
11 FlowersFirst Run2$452$226$6,032
InescapableIFC Films7$1,410$201$4,063
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth Of WonderFirst Run1$107$107$2,180

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Non-Stop' and Edited TV Series 'Son of God' Top Oscar Weekend

    Two strong new openers --Universal's domestic pick-up "Non-Stop" and "Son of God," a theatrical revamping of cable hit "The Bible"-- led another strong weekend at the box office. Only one Oscar contender factored in the Top Ten, scoring over $1 billion around the world. But another CG movie is domi...

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    'Non-Stop' and 'Son of God' Continue 2014 Box Office Roll

    Marking the 14th straight weekend of improved grosses over 2013, two less-heralded new releases scored strong Friday returns. Number one for the day is the French/US co-production "Non-Stop," starring Liam Neeson. Close behind at #2 is "Son of God," a theatrical version of the successful cable minis...

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    Why the Oscar Box Office Slump? It's Not What You Think

    When the Academy decided to extend the list of Best Picture contender to up to 10 (the last three years have had nine), one of the goals was to open up the competition to more widely-seen films. The studios have fallen in line, and one result has been more studio films in the mix, particularly some ...

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    'Veronica Mars' Kickstarts Studio Same Day Theater and Home Viewing Breaththrough

    Warner Bros. has confirmed that their March 14 limited release "Veronica Mars" will open day and date in theaters as well as on multiple Video on Demand venues. This will be the first time a major studio has ever done this, which makes it one of the most significant film business stories of the year...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Wind Rises' and 'Elaine Stritch' Pull Crowds, 'In Secret' Sags

    The range of new art films this weeks shows the diversity of the specialized world, with an acclaimed animated feature, another show business documentary, two subtitled films and a higher-budget period drama all debuting to quite variable results. "The Wind Rises" and "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" are ...

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    Box Office Top Ten: Newcomers '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii' No Match for 'Lego''s Legs

    "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) continued its amazing run with a third weekend at #1 and shows no sign of weakening. The movie elevated the weekend's Top Ten total to $94 million, significantly down from last week's holiday numbers, but still $10 million above the same time last year. 2014 to dat...

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    Box-Office: 'The Lego Movie' Takes The #1 Slot For Third Week Running

    Play on, indeed. As expected, the universally beloved “The Lego Movie” dominated the box office again, taking the number one spot for the third week in a row. Only dropping 36.9% from its second week, Warner Bros.' animated juggernaut took in a healthy $31.4 million over the weekend with its domesti...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Wind Rises' Opens In Shadow of 'LEGO'; 'Gloria' and 'The Great Beauty' Hit Milestones

    While a certain "LEGO" movie continued to dominate the studio box office (taking in a truly massive $183 million after 3 weekends), the specialty box office saw a much smaller animated film debut in its shadow.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Lego' Saves the Day, as Audiences Aren't Taken With '3 Days to Kill' or 'Pompeii'

    "The LEGO Movie" (Warner Bros.) was an easy #1 yesterday, headed for a third straight week in the top position. This will be the second time in this still-early year that a film led for three straight weeks ("Ride Along" was the first). It's a relatively rare achievement -- neither of 2013's top two...

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    Arthouse Audit: New Specialized Openings Hit Low-Point; Subtitled 'Gloria' and 'Great Beauty' Hold Well

    This weekend looks to be one of the weakest in years for new specialized films.

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    Box Office Top Ten: Audiences Still Love 'Lego' and Kevin Hart, Snub Colin Farrell

    Looking at the Box Office Top Ten this week, you'd think we were still in the 1980s. Four new openers include three remakes of '80s hits, and another adapts a major novel from the decade. Another familiar pop culture artifact from the period -- Legos -- returned as the top film this weekend, as Warn...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Lego Movie' Blocks Out Newcomers, But 'About Last Night' Is Still Strong

    When your options are a tepidly received “RoboCop” remake and a Valentine’s Day-themed romance movie that only the teenage girl die-hards seemed interested in (“Endless Love”), is it any wonder “The Lego Movie” blocked out the competition this weekend? That said, performing quite well was the “About...

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    Friday Box Office: 'LEGO Movie' Bests Valentine's Day Opener 'About Last Night'

    With Valentine's Day falling on a Friday this year, three new films aimed at the dating crowd opened to varying results, but at the end of the night none quite topped the list. "The LEGO Movie" (Warner Bros.) stayed in front by a tiny margin (grossing $13,030,000) on its way to an easy full holiday ...

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    Arthouse Audit: Niche Docs Lead Specialized Openers, Oscar Contenders Tally

    Art-house exhibitors eagerly await the Fox Searchlight stateside release of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which premiered in Berlin to wide acclaim, but it's still a month away. In the meantime, award season releases continue to show uneven results, although non-nominated "Gloria" is ex...

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