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box office: week of September 17

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
WadjdaSony Pictures Classics3$41,253$38,973$116,920
Blue CapriceIFC Films1$13,400$13,400$13,400
SalingerThe Weinstein Company4$43,956$10,989$157,673
Investigator, TheIndependent11$93,690$8,517$93,690
Herb & Dorothy 50X50Independent1$6,157$6,157$6,157
Instructions Not IncludedLionsgate932$4,862,712$5,218$27,193,410
Grand MastiEros Entertainment64$223,222$3,488$223,222
PopulaireThe Weinstein Company15$38,126$2,542$61,353
Short Term 12Cinedigm Entertainment62$155,210$2,503$511,634
You Will Be My SonCohen Media Group6$14,683$2,447$117,456
Mademoiselle CCohen Media Group6$14,284$2,381$17,147
Out Of The Clear Blue SkyArea23a1$2,231$2,231$16,050
Good Ol' FredaMagnolia Pictures7$14,627$2,090$22,957
Attack, TheCohen Media Group14$28,388$2,028$1,668,072
In A World...Roadside Attractions144$288,686$2,005$2,059,636
Drinking BuddiesMagnolia Pictures29$54,136$1,867$218,399
Touchy FeelyMagnolia Pictures5$8,866$1,773$19,691
Blue JasmineSony Pictures Classics993$1,614,970$1,626$27,701,524
Fire In The BloodInternational Film Circuit1$1,538$1,538$7,943
InformantMusic Box Films2$2,947$1,474$2,947
Wall, TheMusic Box Films2$2,786$1,393$37,229
Hannah ArendtZeitgeist5$6,853$1,371$662,377
Maison De La Radio, LaKino Lorber1$1,291$1,291$4,659
Patience Stone, TheSony Pictures Classics7$8,632$1,233$90,294
AdoreExclusive Media52$63,872$1,228$247,739
AustenlandSony Pictures Classics274$328,185$1,198$1,135,621
Act Of Killing, TheDrafthouse Films19$22,468$1,183$419,939
Trials Of Muhammad Ali, TheKino Lorber1$1,078$1,078$10,194
Deceptive Practice: Mysteries & MentorsKino Lorber1$1,063$1,063$149,117
More Than HoneyKino Lorber2$2,100$1,050$71,497
Chennai ExpressUTV Communications30$30,148$1,005$5,266,322
Rising From AshesFirst Run5$4,654$931$26,600
Spectacular Now, TheA24 Films770$704,950$916$5,737,720
Afternoon DelightThe Film Arcade39$33,810$867$152,463
Red ObsessionArea23a3$2,593$864$9,939
Jayne Mansfield's CarAnchor Bay11$9,320$847$9,320
Futuro, Il (Future, The)Strand Releasing3$2,510$837$7,056
Band Called Death, ADrafthouse Films2$1,569$785$125,856
BlackfishMagnolia Pictures44$32,802$746$1,989,544
I'm So Excited!Sony Pictures Classics9$6,458$718$1,351,399
I Give It A YearMagnolia Pictures5$3,509$702$32,514
Way, Way Back, TheFox Searchlight421$290,246$689$20,850,383
Grandmaster, TheThe Weinstein Company705$482,613$685$5,840,113
SatyagrahaUTV Communications35$23,851$681$724,088
Our NixonCinedigm Entertainment4$2,548$637$15,731
Hunt, TheMagnolia Pictures10$6,248$625$596,849
Hijacking, AMagnolia Pictures3$1,869$623$409,248
Joli Mai, LeIcarus Films13$7,650$609$7,920
When Comedy Went To SchoolInternational Film Circuit4$2,411$603$153,242
Ultimate Life, TheHigh Top Releasing412$241,597$586$1,071,060
Fruitvale StationThe Weinstein Company137$75,709$553$15,881,017
Prince AvalancheMagnolia Pictures12$6,377$531$175,086
SavannahIndependent6$3,109$518$34,231
PassionEntertainment One Films12$6,092$508$85,726
Before MidnightSony Pictures Classics21$10,616$506$8,084,232
Love Is All You NeedSony Pictures Classics5$2,430$486$1,627,874
Unfinished SongThe Weinstein Company17$7,868$463$1,661,707
Much Ado About NothingRoadside Attractions14$6,409$458$4,291,094
Computer ChessKino Lorber2$812$406$94,116
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt MeMagnolia Pictures3$954$318$103,438
PlushIndependent10$2,843$284$2,843
Paradise: FaithStrand Releasing3$828$276$5,959
Europa ReportMagnolia Pictures4$1,002$251$120,783
AugustineMusic Box Films3$742$247$107,114
I Declare WarDrafthouse Films1$226$226$14,388
Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. MovieMagnolia Pictures2$175$88$20,976
Stories We TellRoadside Attractions4$296$74$1,595,841
Fill The VoidSony Pictures Classics2$136$68$1,768,315

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