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box office: week of November 19

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  • The 15 Highest Grossing Indie Documentaries of 2013

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    Here's a chart of 2013's the highest grossing documentaries, led by Morgan Neville's "20 Feet From Stardom," which was released by RADiUS-TWC (and is now the distributor's highest grossing film ever). ... More »

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
NebraskaParamount Vantage4$104,401$35,100$140,401
Great Beauty, TheJanus Films1$23,442$23,442$23,442
Christmas Candle, TheEcholight Studios5$68,655$13,731$68,655
Dallas Buyers ClubFocus Features184$1,751,359$9,518$3,012,295
Ram LeelaEros Entertainment204$1,449,174$7,104$1,449,174
FaustLeisure Time4$10,030$5,015$10,030
Reaching For The MoonIndependent2$9,161$4,581$31,664
Go For SistersVariance Films2$7,355$3,678$16,030
12 Years A SlaveFox Searchlight1411$4,604,706$3,263$24,853,491
Ghosts In Our Machine, TheIndependent2$5,228$2,614$16,045
Blue is the Warmest ColorIFC Films108$264,481$2,449$1,141,466
Armstrong Lie, TheSony Pictures Classics18$41,156$2,286$81,286
Saratov Approach, TheIndependent41$90,589$2,209$1,247,078
Pervert's Guide To Ideology, TheZeitgeist4$8,775$2,194$31,927
I'm In Love With A Church GirlHigh Top Releasing55$118,370$2,152$2,304,222
Spinning PlatesThe Film Arcade6$11,606$1,934$76,426
All Is LostRoadside Attractions483$916,145$1,897$4,218,749
God Loves UgandaVariance Films3$5,594$1,865$34,150
Escape From TomorrowProducers Distribution Agency2$3,413$1,707$169,719
Kill Your DarlingsSony Pictures Classics71$119,121$1,678$489,214
Inequality for AllRadius-TWC7$11,438$1,634$1,147,117
In A World...Roadside Attractions8$12,733$1,592$2,944,461
Long Shot: The Kevin Laue StoryIndependent2$2,802$1,401$28,449
Running From CrazyVitagraph3$4,024$1,341$31,761
Enough SaidFox Searchlight393$502,536$1,279$16,585,250
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics52$63,433$1,220$32,616,613
Sweet DreamsInternational Film Circuit1$1,217$1,217$5,970
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films2$2,313$1,157$449,917
Wicker Man, The - Final CutRialto3$3,110$1,037$56,608
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit2$2,032$1,016$223,591
Muscle ShoalsMagnolia Pictures44$44,324$1,007$568,612
20 Feet From StardomRadius-TWC7$6,574$939$4,763,867
Terms And Conditions May ApplyVariance Films1$892$892$53,026
Big SurIndependent1$826$826$33,621
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics40$32,888$822$1,287,210
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit2$1,512$756$15,048
Krrish 3Eros Entertainment208$139,696$672$2,123,333
DianaEntertainment One Films83$54,991$663$298,132
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment15$8,930$595$981,964
Let The Fire BurnZeitgeist3$1,733$578$46,998
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics26$14,365$553$2,109,781
Design Is OneFirst Run1$552$552$13,710
Charlie CountrymanMillennium Entertainment15$7,973$532$7,973
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight6$3,069$512$21,498,213
Patience Stone, TheSony Pictures Classics3$1,507$502$147,293
Rising From AshesFirst Run2$862$431$36,754
Touch Of Sin, AKino Lorber5$2,069$414$86,087
Grace UnpluggedRoadside Attractions29$11,364$392$2,498,165
ZaytounStrand Releasing1$378$378$42,286
How I Live NowMagnolia Pictures21$7,371$351$52,471
Trials Of Muhammad Ali, TheKino Lorber4$1,293$323$56,299
Futuro, Il (Future, The)Strand Releasing1$280$280$13,983
Drinking BuddiesMagnolia Pictures3$759$253$342,936
Camille Claudel, 1915Kino Lorber2$466$233$20,825
Camioneta, LaIndependent2$421$211$15,053
Prince AvalancheMagnolia Pictures3$566$189$204,951
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films8$1,315$164$6,850,013
Good Ol' FredaMagnolia Pictures9$1,377$153$134,115
Mr. NobodyMagnolia Pictures1$88$88$2,981
Best Man DownMagnolia Pictures1$60$60$1,842

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