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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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    '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

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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

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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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    Box Office Top Ten: 'The Lego Movie ' Wins the Gold, 'Monuments Men' Settles for Silver

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