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box office: week of March 3

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

Title Distributor Locations Gross Per Location Overall Gross
KatynKoch Lorber Films1$14,206$14,206$35,285
Examined LifeZeitgeist1$12,085$12,085$17,288
Crossing OverThe Weinstein Company9$77,370$8,597$77,370
GomorrahIFC Films20$153,387$7,669$388,804
An American AffairScreen Media Films2$11,700$5,850$11,700
Live Fast, Die YoungRiverRain1$5,781$5,781$15,622
Two LoversMagnolia Pictures66$372,784$5,648$590,099
Robert Blecker Wants Me DeadIndependent1$4,352$4,352$4,352
Slumdog MillionaireFox Searchlight2943$12,026,343$4,086$115,024,121
Bob FunkCinema Epoch1$4,085$4,085$4,085
The ClassSony Pictures Classics73$282,785$3,874$1,628,301
Pray The Devil Back To HellBalcony Releasing1$3,429$3,429$78,986
BallerinaFirst Run1$2,861$2,861$17,099
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29Kino International1$2,810$2,810$100,579
The ReaderThe Weinstein Company1203$2,860,429$2,378$26,949,964
Play The GameSlowhand Cinema Releasing22$51,197$2,327$51,197
The BetrayalCinema Guild2$4,591$2,296$25,329
CheIFC Films16$32,572$2,036$1,326,673
Cherry BlossomsStrand Releasing5$10,129$2,026$24,885
Wendy And LucyOscilloscope Pictures20$38,728$1,936$487,083
Secret of the GrainIFC Films2$3,768$1,884$86,356
MilkFocus Features829$1,483,395$1,789$30,004,709
The WrestlerFox Searchlight776$1,387,672$1,788$23,512,104
FanboysThird Rail Releasing46$67,917$1,476$486,861
Just Another Love StoryKoch Lorber Films2$2,875$1,438$28,883
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2009Independent29$38,965$1,344$600,856
How About YouStrand Releasing1$1,306$1,306$69,276
DoubtMiramax400$514,527$1,286$31,886,500
Stranded: I've Come From A Plane That CrashedZeitgeist2$2,507$1,254$88,590
Echelon ConspiracyAfter Dark Films400$500,154$1,250$500,154
Revolutionary RoadParamount Vantage304$375,147$1,234$21,945,941
SerbisRegent Releasing4$4,925$1,231$51,775
Let The Right One InMagnolia Pictures27$33,117$1,227$2,028,162
I've Loved You So LongSony Pictures Classics46$50,676$1,102$2,990,392
Man On WireMagnolia Pictures11$11,222$1,020$2,957,978
DefianceParamount Vantage317$319,636$1,008$27,691,636
Waltz With BashirSony Pictures Classics208$205,098$986$1,846,384
Rachel Getting MarriedSony Pictures Classics115$111,893$973$12,566,167
Frozen RiverSony Pictures Classics10$9,547$955$2,477,794
A SecretStrand Releasing4$3,733$933$609,638
Medicine for MelancholyIFC Films2$1,863$932$50,545
Last Chance HarveyOverture Films 181$164,913$911$13,936,316
One Day You'll UnderstandKino International2$1,499$750$87,087
OutlanderThird Rail Releasing12$5,590$466$148,894
Synecdoche, New YorkSony Pictures Classics24$9,944$414$3,061,835
Trouble The WaterZeitgeist2$768$384$510,895
Billu BarberEros Entertainment70$25,190$360$740,698
Eleven Minutes Regent Releasing1$276$276$6,042
I.O.U.S.A.Roadside Attractions1$138$138$820,967

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