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box office: week of October 29

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Blue is the Warmest ColorIFC Films4$100,316$25,079$100,316
12 Years A SlaveFox Searchlight123$2,134,325$17,352$3,394,268
Square, TheIndependent1$16,359$16,359$16,359
Long Shot: The Kevin Laue StoryIndependent1$7,006$7,006$7,006
Spinning PlatesThe Film Arcade3$20,717$6,906$20,717
All Is LostRoadside Attractions81$502,530$6,204$640,717
Kill Your DarlingsSony Pictures Classics8$41,982$5,248$132,190
Bastards, TheIFC Films1$4,432$4,432$6,368
American PromiseIndependent4$11,001$2,750$39,325
Camille Claudel, 1915Kino Lorber2$4,683$2,342$14,664
Metallica Through the NeverPicturehouse Films22$48,361$2,198$3,419,967
Enough SaidFox Searchlight835$1,588,004$1,902$13,054,096
Futuro, Il (Future, The)Strand Releasing1$1,657$1,657$11,468
LinsanityIndependent8$12,846$1,606$252,792
Muscle ShoalsMagnolia Pictures56$82,966$1,482$341,525
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics87$123,035$1,414$984,914
Escape From TomorrowProducers Distribution Agency11$15,287$1,390$140,806
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics119$149,267$1,254$32,210,615
I'm In Love With A Church GirlHigh Top Releasing458$506,315$1,105$1,716,487
Russian ArkKino Lorber2$1,992$996$3,003,834
I Used to Be DarkerStrand Releasing3$2,761$920$20,371
A.C.O.D.The Film Arcade19$16,857$887$157,121
Thanks For SharingRoadside Attractions11$9,444$859$1,059,239
Inequality for AllRadius-TWC97$83,076$856$937,345
Seasons Of Gray: Modern Day Joseph StoryRocky Mountain Pictures14$11,714$837$51,561
Shepard & DarkMusic Box Films2$1,631$816$9,684
20 Feet From StardomRadius-TWC12$9,364$780$4,713,798
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment18$13,609$756$951,901
Trials Of Muhammad Ali, TheKino Lorber4$3,012$753$41,112
Hannah ArendtZeitgeist1$735$735$710,921
ZaytounStrand Releasing6$4,350$725$36,827
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics43$30,971$720$2,008,185
In A World...Roadside Attractions32$22,916$716$2,879,101
Touch Of Sin, AKino Lorber2$1,338$669$76,383
ParklandExclusive Media20$13,090$655$640,595
I'm So Excited!Sony Pictures Classics5$3,240$648$1,366,036
Haute CuisineThe Weinstein Company14$8,599$614$212,072
Patience Stone, TheSony Pictures Classics5$3,059$612$140,840
Good Ol' FredaMagnolia Pictures13$7,811$601$121,325
Let The Fire BurnZeitgeist2$1,171$586$21,573
Grace UnpluggedRoadside Attractions208$120,978$582$2,367,091
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit4$2,249$562$207,389
We Are What We AreEntertainment One Films17$8,187$482$76,633
Summit, TheIFC Films53$24,672$466$194,159
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight23$10,250$446$21,475,653
Prince AvalancheMagnolia Pictures3$1,055$352$196,880
Drinking BuddiesMagnolia Pictures5$1,635$327$338,378
Before MidnightSony Pictures Classics3$930$310$8,113,737
Fruitvale StationThe Weinstein Company16$4,884$305$16,095,501
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films24$7,177$299$6,830,532
Bad Milo!Magnolia Pictures2$559$280$17,896
InformantMusic Box Films2$506$253$9,770
Free The MindInternational Film Circuit2$413$207$145,914
Broadway IdiotIndependent1$199$199$23,408
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit2$263$132$10,646
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films1$64$64$446,179

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