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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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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Non-Stop' and Edited TV Series 'Son of God' Top Oscar Weekend

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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

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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

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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

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    Friday Box Office: 'LEGO Movie' Bests Valentine's Day Opener 'About Last Night'

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    Arthouse Audit: Niche Docs Lead Specialized Openers, Oscar Contenders Tally

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