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box office: week of September 25

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
Perks Of Being A WallflowerLionsgate4$228,359$57,090$228,359
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To TravelIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films3$63,700$21,233$63,700
Occupy UnmaskedMagnolia Pictures4$40,952$10,238$40,952
My Uncle RafaelRocky Mountain Pictures14$109,748$7,839$109,748
How To Survive A PlagueIFC Films4$28,250$7,063$28,250
Somewhere BetweenIndependent2$11,437$5,719$40,565
The MasterThe Weinstein Company788$4,391,092$5,572$5,446,975
Barfi!UTV Communications130$643,260$4,948$1,977,528
ArbitrageRoadside Attractions244$1,174,193$4,812$3,842,700
BackwardsDada Films5$23,190$4,638$23,190
HeroineUTV Communications114$389,901$3,420$389,901
SamsaraOscilloscope Pictures59$192,121$3,256$1,150,061
HysteriaSony Pictures Classics2$6,078$3,039$1,799,187
DetropiaIndependent11$33,093$3,008$127,308
Slaughter CreekNocturnal Features15$44,415$2,961$116,487
Keep The Lights OnMusic Box Films9$22,889$2,543$150,130
Searching For Sugar ManSony Pictures Classics39$93,338$2,393$1,186,139
MugamoodiUTV Communications1$2,347$2,347$101,911
Liberal ArtsIFC Films20$38,582$1,929$76,367
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the BestOscilloscope Pictures2$3,850$1,925$3,850
Sleepwalk With MeIFC Films135$231,079$1,712$1,625,694
UnconditionalIndependent312$528,500$1,694$528,500
For A Good Time, Call...Focus Features105$147,178$1,402$1,084,252
Hello I Must Be GoingOscilloscope Pictures15$20,653$1,377$65,030
Little White LiesMPI Media2$2,581$1,291$183,662
The Queen of VersaillesMagnolia Pictures40$50,303$1,258$2,225,658
Robot & FrankIDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films156$182,222$1,168$2,894,058
IntouchablesThe Weinstein Company156$181,625$1,164$12,253,183
Wild Horse Wild RideScreen Media Films14$15,767$1,126$77,549
Imposter, TheIndomina Media23$25,496$1,109$731,706
To Rome With LoveSony Pictures Classics50$54,441$1,089$16,528,107
Moonrise KingdomFocus Features120$127,879$1,066$45,161,623
Toys In The AtticHannover House6$6,371$1,062$48,562
Three StarsFirst Run1$1,003$1,003$7,508
ElenaZeitgeist2$1,991$996$222,498
Hellbound?Area23a4$3,938$985$3,938
Chicken With PlumsSony Pictures Classics17$16,472$969$167,531
Beasts Of The Southern WildFox Searchlight132$123,747$937$10,902,973
About CherryIFC Films3$2,760$920$2,760
Best Exotic Marigold HotelFox Searchlight47$41,385$881$46,263,061
Celeste And Jesse ForeverSony Pictures Classics54$47,092$872$3,017,154
Take This WaltzMagnolia Pictures5$4,044$809$1,237,514
2 Days In New YorkMagnolia Pictures18$14,434$802$584,175
ComplianceMagnolia Pictures16$12,802$800$291,297
2016 Obama's AmericaRocky Mountain Pictures1216$937,524$771$32,022,601
BacheloretteRadius-TWC34$23,410$689$418,268
Husbands In GoaUTV Communications7$4,482$640$4,482
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is PresentMusic Box Films2$1,154$577$85,090
The Last Ounce of CourageRocky Mountain Pictures1064$562,536$529$2,763,722
Safety Not GuaranteedFilmDistrict40$20,130$503$3,958,045
Farewell, My QueenCohen Media Group20$10,058$503$1,316,486
Monsieur LazharMusic Box Films3$1,468$489$5,822,201
Ruby SparksFox Searchlight43$19,811$461$2,478,254
17 Filles (17 Girls)Strand Releasing10$4,449$445$4,449
Death By ChinaArea23a1$415$415$22,844
Rec 3 Magnolia Pictures3$1,218$406$6,934
360Magnolia Pictures3$1,115$372$99,603
StolenMillennium Entertainment99$34,274$346$289,773
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryIFC Films12$4,018$335$485,519
UnforgivableStrand Releasing1$320$320$143,523
You've Been TrumpedInternational Film Circuit3$863$288$17,903
Girl ModelFirst Run3$723$241$18,816
How To Grow A BandInternational Film Circuit2$377$189$16,833
BrandedBarbossa/RA2$358$179$353,227
Invisible War, TheCinedigm Entertainment2$155$78$59,715
Neil Young JourneysSony Pictures Classics11$768$70$203,189

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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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