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box office: week of October 16

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Middle Of NowhereAFFRM6$67,909$11,318$67,909
Simon and the OaksThe Film Arcade1$9,963$9,963$9,963
The Big PictureMPI Media2$13,760$6,880$13,760
SmashedSony Pictures Classics4$26,943$6,736$26,943
Somewhere BetweenIndependent2$9,374$4,687$64,375
Perks Of Being A WallflowerLionsgate726$2,150,064$2,962$6,135,509
ThaandavamUTV Communications3$8,223$2,741$206,025
The House I Live InAbramorama Entertainment8$21,487$2,686$45,730
Bel Borba AquiAbramorama Entertainment1$2,455$2,455$6,070
The Other Dream TeamThe Film Arcade12$27,836$2,320$70,380
Wuthering HeightsOscilloscope Pictures4$8,803$2,201$21,920
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures48$105,507$2,198$1,793,127
Special ForcesEntertainment One Films5$10,759$2,152$12,682
Inch'AllahEntertainment One Films19$39,474$2,078$305,109
The PaperboyMillennium Entertainment49$96,111$1,961$236,901
Atlas Shrugged Part 2Atlas Distribution Company1012$1,751,663$1,877$1,899,702
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films6$11,086$1,848$199,177
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions194$342,144$1,764$6,652,033
Photographic MemoryFirst Run2$3,006$1,503$3,006
Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber3$4,252$1,417$600,289
The RevisionariesKino Lorber2$2,686$1,343$6,846
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics157$190,822$1,215$1,685,694
How To Survive A PlagueIFC Films9$10,779$1,198$94,003
The MasterThe Weinstein Company682$813,379$1,193$13,910,287
Barfi!UTV Communications34$37,233$1,095$2,779,172
UnforgivableStrand Releasing2$2,047$1,024$150,447
Best Exotic Marigold HotelFox Searchlight9$8,774$975$46,363,980
War of the Buttons (Guerre des boutons) The Weinstein Company5$4,737$947$4,737
IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company59$54,346$921$12,749,657
Sleepwalk With MeIFC Films58$48,564$837$2,120,449
The OrangesIDP/ATO56$44,207$789$319,427
Ruby SparksFox Searchlight15$11,689$779$2,523,828
Liberal ArtsIFC Films25$18,291$732$241,764
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight36$25,255$702$11,152,266
Wake In Fright (re)Drafthouse Films3$2,079$693$15,518
V/H/SMagnolia Pictures18$12,333$685$65,130
Girl ModelFirst Run1$645$645$19,914
Escape FireRoadside Attractions6$3,830$638$47,758
To Rome With LoveSony Pictures Classics24$15,320$638$16,654,227
Moonrise KingdomFocus Features56$35,673$637$45,451,321
ParaNormanFocus Features176$109,865$624$54,530,477
Nobody Else But YouFirst Run1$611$611$42,580
Farewell, My QueenCohen Media Group13$7,555$581$1,583,329
Queen Of VersaillesMagnolia Pictures17$9,205$541$2,358,102
2 Days In New YorkMagnolia Pictures5$2,581$516$615,543
Husbands In GoaUTV Communications2$1,010$505$8,585
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics15$6,252$417$3,077,623
Toys In The AtticHannover House2$823$412$64,918
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics11$4,452$405$213,002
Safety Not GuaranteedFilmDistrict18$6,208$345$4,007,792
BreathingKino Lorber1$316$316$3,342
5 Broken CamerasKino Lorber1$313$313$72,768
ComplianceMagnolia Pictures5$1,555$311$311,935
Neil Young JourneysSony Pictures Classics2$453$227$214,589
Hellbound?Area23a1$224$224$19,105
Radio UnnameableKino Lorber1$68$68$18,425

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