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box office: week of October 15

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
As I Lay DyingMillennium Entertainment1$7,143$7,143$7,143
God Loves UgandaVariance Films1$5,530$5,530$5,530
Broadway IdiotIndependent1$5,514$5,514$5,514
Design Is OneFirst Run1$4,236$4,236$4,236
Muscle ShoalsMagnolia Pictures14$50,419$3,601$95,235
LinsanityIndependent16$51,693$3,231$184,637
Enough SaidFox Searchlight606$1,911,256$3,154$8,162,855
Young Detective Dee: Rise Sea DragonIndependent2$5,278$2,639$81,983
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics47$105,418$2,243$616,104
Escape From TomorrowProducers Distribution Agency30$63,297$2,110$63,297
Inequality for AllRadius-TWC80$152,818$1,910$558,589
A.C.O.D.The Film Arcade18$34,094$1,894$60,533
IP Man: The Final FightWell Go USA, Inc.1$1,601$1,601$36,041
Summit, TheIFC Films34$42,665$1,255$76,873
We Are What We AreEntertainment One Films13$16,272$1,252$47,510
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics190$230,428$1,213$31,672,810
On The JobWell Go USA, Inc.8$9,558$1,195$161,217
You Will Be My SonCohen Media Group10$10,948$1,095$221,205
Grace UnpluggedRoadside Attractions502$524,412$1,045$1,748,324
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit12$11,099$925$192,521
In A World...Roadside Attractions53$45,025$850$2,780,741
Wicker Man, The - Final CutRialto2$1,683$842$18,830
Haute CuisineThe Weinstein Company30$24,633$821$153,094
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics52$41,950$807$1,901,116
I Used to Be DarkerStrand Releasing2$1,542$771$14,139
Metallica Through the NeverPicturehouse Films289$215,211$745$3,178,850
ParklandExclusive Media133$92,438$695$528,015
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films33$19,343$680$6,781,003
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment30$18,999$633$908,639
Good Ol' FredaMagnolia Pictures11$6,715$610$104,382
Shepard & DarkMusic Box Films2$1,216$608$5,836
SalingerThe Weinstein Company16$9,510$594$575,775
Still MineIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films10$5,688$569$1,154,466
CassadagaArchstone Distribution3$1,678$559$1,678
Free The MindInternational Film Circuit3$1,631$544$139,007
ZaytounStrand Releasing2$1,083$542$26,362
Ghost Team OneThe Film Arcade15$7,345$490$7,345
Grandmaster, TheThe Weinstein Company16$7,808$488$6,585,451
Bad Milo!Magnolia Pictures9$4,101$456$12,346
Thanks For SharingRoadside Attractions16$7,179$449$1,032,481
Rising From AshesFirst Run2$747$374$35,525
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight63$23,198$368$21,425,336
Prince AvalancheMagnolia Pictures4$1,368$342$193,336
Fruitvale StationThe Weinstein Company41$11,343$277$16,072,924
BlackfishMagnolia Pictures13$3,568$274$2,063,312
Drinking BuddiesMagnolia Pictures7$1,876$268$328,642
Touchy FeelyMagnolia Pictures3$780$260$35,022
PopulaireThe Weinstein Company21$5,354$255$166,905
C.O.G.Screen Media Films1$242$242$55,301
Citizen, TheMonterey Media4$872$218$21,961
I'm So Excited!Sony Pictures Classics7$1,435$205$1,359,796
Blue CapriceIFC Films16$3,094$193$99,483
Patience Stone, TheSony Pictures Classics20$3,860$193$130,060
Before MidnightSony Pictures Classics4$615$154$8,110,621
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit1$148$148$10,203
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films4$441$110$443,203
Terms And Conditions May ApplyVariance Films3$101$34$48,755

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