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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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