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iW NEWS | “Once” Rules the Specialty Box office

iW NEWS | "Once" Rules the Specialty Box office

John Carney‘s “Once” topped the indieWIRE box office chart (iBOT) in its second weekend in release, racking up a nearly $31,000 per site average. The Fox Searchlight release screened at two locations. Vitagraph‘s “Brand Upon the Brain!” placed second in the chart, as ranked on a per screen average, with a nearly $19,000 per site average. The film, directed by Guy Maddin, played three sites. “Chalk,” which is being released by Arts Alliance America played one screen, taking in $13,363, while the late Adrienne Shelly‘s “Waitress” jumped to 116 screens, grossing over $1 million and placing fourth on the chart with a solid $9,319 average. “Paris Je T’Aime” rounded out the top five on this week’s iBOT with an $8,750 average. The First Look release played 18 locations, taking in $157,504. For more numbers and the full chart, visit this week’s indieWIRE box office table. [Brian Brooks]

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