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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: “Control” Stays Strong; “Wristcutters” Debuts Nicely

iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Control" Stays Strong; "Wristcutters" Debuts Nicely

The box office estimates for October 19-21, 2007 show Ian Curtis docudrama “Control” heading for another week high atop the iW BOT, averaging $18,226 from 2 screens, a mild drop from last weekend. And in terms of new releases, After Dark Films‘ “Wristcutters: A Love Story” surprised by taking in $38,443 from its 3 screens, averaging a nice $12,810. This far outweighed the other notable opener, Terry George‘s “Reservation Road“, which averaged a poor $2,832 from 13 screens (though this beat the other high profile dramas, as “Rendition” opened wide this weekend to a per screen average of just $1,853 and “Things We Lost In The Fire” did even worse with $1,407). Among holdovers, “Lars and the Real Girl” held on well in its expansion, averaging $8,810 from 21 screens, while “The Darjeeling Limited” and “Lust, Caution” continued to impress in their fourth weekends out, averaging $6,535 and $4,687, respectively. [Peter Knegt]

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