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box office: week of October 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
The SessionsFox Searchlight4$113,467$28,367$113,467
Hating BreitbartRocky Mountain Pictures4$40,673$10,168$40,673
The FlatIFC Films2$19,916$9,958$19,916
Brooklyn CastleProducers Distribution Agency2$18,761$9,381$18,761
The ThievesWell Go USA, Inc.19$152,791$8,042$360,762
The Waiting RoomInternational Film Circuit4$29,173$7,293$50,056
Holy MotorsIndomina Media2$8,814$4,407$27,680
Somewhere BetweenIndependent6$22,479$3,747$93,127
The House I Live InAbramorama Entertainment4$14,966$3,742$75,929
Nobody WalksMagnolia Pictures2$7,269$3,635$7,269
Simon and the OaksThe Film Arcade7$23,205$3,315$37,477
Student Of The YearEros Entertainment106$326,508$3,080$326,508
The Perks of Being a WallflowerLionsgate745$2,153,247$2,890$9,123,872
Tai Chi ZeroVariance Films31$85,094$2,745$85,094
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films27$73,928$2,738$547,686
Middle Of NowhereAFFRM21$50,554$2,407$123,296
SmashedSony Pictures Classics20$44,642$2,232$83,292
English VinglishEros Entertainment88$180,603$2,052$1,670,773
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures70$143,611$2,052$2,001,283
Deep Dark CanyonIndependent2$4,005$2,003$4,005
ThaandavamUTV Communications2$3,978$1,989$212,145
Inch'AllahEntertainment One Films16$28,795$1,800$353,812
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions169$282,056$1,669$7,056,182
Other Dream TeamThe Film Arcade13$21,257$1,635$101,006
Wuthering HeightsOscilloscope Pictures11$16,627$1,512$44,603
Paperboy, TheMillennium Entertainment74$111,531$1,507$394,085
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics137$197,188$1,439$1,968,290
All TogetherKino Lorber10$12,877$1,288$12,877
The MasterThe Weinstein Company412$520,677$1,264$14,738,213
Six Million And OneIndependent1$1,175$1,175$8,339
My Worst NightmareStrand Releasing1$1,142$1,142$1,142
The OrangesIDP/ATO15$16,102$1,073$355,289
Barfi!UTV Communications10$10,383$1,038$2,799,445
The First TimeIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films19$17,061$898$17,061
Sleepwalk With MeIFC Films45$36,438$810$2,200,262
UnforgivableStrand Releasing2$1,540$770$152,467
IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company60$45,359$756$12,822,912
Photographic MemoryFirst Run1$726$726$4,976
Best Exotic Marigold HotelFox Searchlight10$7,211$721$46,377,022
Liberal ArtsIFC Films18$12,687$705$261,778
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films9$6,311$701$206,770
How To Survive A PlagueIFC Films14$9,421$673$108,809
2 Days In New YorkMagnolia Pictures5$3,335$667$619,183
Moonrise KingdomFocus Features29$19,324$666$45,489,125
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight28$17,413$622$11,186,650
Queen Of VersaillesMagnolia Pictures13$7,602$585$2,371,601
Red Hook SummerVariance Films3$1,608$536$336,855
Hellbound?Area23a3$1,485$495$21,920
War of the ButtonsThe Weinstein Company35$17,247$493$24,273
Ruby SparksFox Searchlight15$7,218$481$2,535,819
Husbands In GoaUTV Communications2$950$475$9,535
LawlessThe Weinstein Company184$86,096$468$37,264,103
Robot & FrankIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films34$15,573$458$3,241,399
Alps Kino Lorber1$440$440$13,527
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics10$4,063$406$218,973
V/H/SMagnolia Pictures16$5,318$332$76,003
Trade Of InnocentsMonterey Media1$325$325$12,148
Invisible War, TheCinedigm Entertainment3$974$325$62,313
To Rome With LoveSony Pictures Classics32$9,747$305$16,668,759
Sushi: The Global CatchKino Lorber1$298$298$4,055
You've Been TrumpedInternational Film Circuit2$544$272$19,909
Girl ModelFirst Run1$243$243$20,592
ComplianceMagnolia Pictures11$2,582$235$315,106
Bringing Up Bobby Monterey Media3$603$201$2,355
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics15$2,292$153$3,082,153
Head GamesVariance Films1$143$143$12,036
Well-Digger's DaughterKino Lorber9$946$105$334,425

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