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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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    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

    While a certain "LEGO" movie continued to dominate the studio box office (taking in a truly massive $183 million after 3 weekends), the specialty box office saw a much smaller animated film debut in its shadow.

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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

    Looking at the Box Office Top Ten this week, you'd think we were still in the 1980s. Four new openers include three remakes of '80s hits, and another adapts a major novel from the decade. Another familiar pop culture artifact from the period -- Legos -- returned as the top film this weekend, as Warn...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Lego Movie' Blocks Out Newcomers, But 'About Last Night' Is Still Strong

    When your options are a tepidly received “RoboCop” remake and a Valentine’s Day-themed romance movie that only the teenage girl die-hards seemed interested in (“Endless Love”), is it any wonder “The Lego Movie” blocked out the competition this weekend? That said, performing quite well was the “About...

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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

    Art-house exhibitors eagerly await the Fox Searchlight stateside release of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which premiered in Berlin to wide acclaim, but it's still a month away. In the meantime, award season releases continue to show uneven results, although non-nominated "Gloria" is ex...

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'The Lego Movie ' Wins the Gold, 'Monuments Men' Settles for Silver

    What Olympics? Led by a strong performance from "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.), this was the best non-holiday weekend of the year so far. The top ten grossed $136 million--$54 million and more than 60% better than last year--bringing the year to date increase to just under 9% so far.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Afternoon' Delights New York Audiences While Oscar Contenders Hang In There

    While the "LEGO" movie exploded at the studio box office (to the incredible tune of nearly $70 million), the specialty box office had a comparatively slow weekend: "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq" -- a documentary chronicling the tragic fate of a 1950s NYC Ballet prodigy -- was definitely b...

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    Box Office: Everyone Went To See 'The Lego Movie' But Your Dad Saw 'Monuments Men'

    Call it the power of nostalgia, and an indicator of just how much those plastic bricks are a part of popular culture. Everyone went to see Warner Bros. "The Lego Movie" this weekend, with the critically acclaimed animated film hauling in a massive $69 million, making it the best February opening sin...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Lego Movie' Has Robust Opening Day, 'Monuments Men' in Distant Second Place

    Despite competition from the tape-delayed opening Olympics ceremony, box office was strong yesterday, with "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) taking in a strong $17,140,000 ahead of what is likely to be a very strong matinee-fueled weekend, though not record breaking for February. "Lego" looks to be am...

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