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box office: week of October 8

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
LinsanityIndependent9$99,462$11,051$99,462
Touch Of Sin, AKino Lorber2$19,867$9,934$19,867
A.C.O.D.The Film Arcade3$19,001$6,334$19,001
Five DancesPaladin1$5,788$5,788$5,788
Let The Fire BurnZeitgeist1$5,226$5,226$7,735
Enough SaidFox Searchlight437$2,192,642$5,017$5,429,238
Muscle ShoalsMagnolia Pictures4$16,723$4,181$34,190
ConcussionRadius-TWC2$8,313$4,157$8,313
Inequality for AllRadius-TWC41$139,351$3,399$339,076
Wicker Man, The - Final CutRialto2$6,709$3,355$16,316
I Used to Be DarkerStrand Releasing2$5,695$2,848$9,985
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics44$120,078$2,729$460,544
Summit, TheIFC Films8$20,904$2,613$20,904
Dislecksia: The MovieArea23a1$2,213$2,213$2,213
Grace UnpluggedRoadside Attractions511$997,949$1,953$997,949
Last Day Of August, TheIndependent1$1,693$1,693$1,693
On The JobWell Go USA, Inc.22$35,308$1,605$133,907
IP Man: The Final FightWell Go USA, Inc.1$1,578$1,578$33,121
Nothing Left To FearAnchor Bay5$7,886$1,577$7,886
You Will Be My SonCohen Media Group14$17,185$1,228$203,637
ParklandExclusive Media257$310,246$1,207$310,246
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics289$348,197$1,205$31,284,982
Metallica Through the NeverPicturehouse Films589$697,763$1,185$2,738,978
Young Detective Dee: Rise Sea DragonIndependent12$13,528$1,127$69,466
We Are What We AreEntertainment One Films8$8,278$1,035$25,667
ZaytounStrand Releasing9$9,002$1,000$22,841
Hannah ArendtZeitgeist3$2,734$911$696,093
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment36$32,436$901$871,796
Grandmaster, TheThe Weinstein Company35$30,334$867$6,566,840
Citizen, TheMonterey Media6$5,007$835$19,287
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics65$54,228$834$1,833,669
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films58$43,425$810$6,744,893
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit10$7,495$750$177,056
In A World...Roadside Attractions78$57,663$739$2,705,095
Terms And Conditions May ApplyVariance Films4$2,932$733$48,388
SalingerThe Weinstein Company21$14,090$671$557,174
JewtopiaIndependent2$1,118$559$45,661
Haute CuisineThe Weinstein Company60$33,518$559$107,387
Drug WarVariance Films3$1,641$547$124,898
Touchy FeelyMagnolia Pictures4$2,154$539$33,519
C.O.G.Screen Media Films4$2,099$525$53,475
Argento's Dracula 3DIFC Films6$3,085$514$3,085
Trials Of Muhammad Ali, TheKino Lorber9$4,517$502$27,990
Thanks For SharingRoadside Attractions65$31,767$489$1,010,809
Much Ado About NothingRoadside Attractions6$2,908$485$4,327,764
All Is BrightAnchor Bay10$4,556$456$4,556
Free The MindInternational Film Circuit4$1,787$447$135,055
Bad Milo!Magnolia Pictures11$4,503$409$4,503
Still MineIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films16$6,543$409$1,142,550
Stories We TellRoadside Attractions2$811$406$1,599,038
Drinking BuddiesMagnolia Pictures6$2,358$393$325,556
Europa ReportMagnolia Pictures4$1,505$376$125,475
Ultimate Life, TheHigh Top Releasing9$3,097$344$1,326,059
Good Ol' FredaMagnolia Pictures14$4,787$342$94,031
Patience Stone, TheSony Pictures Classics16$5,420$339$122,905
Fruitvale StationThe Weinstein Company76$23,466$309$16,049,377
Prince AvalancheMagnolia Pictures12$3,588$299$191,545
Silence, TheMusic Box Films2$592$296$99,654
Blue CapriceIFC Films36$10,332$287$76,934
Before MidnightSony Pictures Classics5$1,356$271$8,108,527
BlackfishMagnolia Pictures11$2,959$269$2,056,445
PopulaireThe Weinstein Company58$14,989$258$152,345
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight131$33,540$256$21,387,270
Computer ChessKino Lorber1$237$237$100,595
Men At LunchFirst Run1$232$232$2,329
Shepard & DarkMusic Box Films1$207$207$4,417
Our NixonCinedigm Entertainment1$128$128$19,249
InformantMusic Box Films3$374$125$8,345
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit1$112$112$9,525
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films4$443$111$441,205
I'm So Excited!Sony Pictures Classics5$360$72$1,357,971
I Declare WarDrafthouse Films2$113$57$14,928
You Ain't Seen Nothin' YetKino Lorber1$18$18$18,507

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

    Two strong new openers --Universal's domestic pick-up "Non-Stop" and "Son of God," a theatrical revamping of cable hit "The Bible"-- led another strong weekend at the box office. Only one Oscar contender factored in the Top Ten, scoring over $1 billion around the world. But another CG movie is domi...

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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

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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'

    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

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