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iW NEWS | 4-Day Weekend Estimates: “Visit,” “Bruges” Lead

iW NEWS | 4-Day Weekend Estimates: "Visit," "Bruges" Lead

According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak, Eran Kolirin‘s “The Band’s Visit” leads the 4-day President’s Day weekend in per-location-average. The Sony Pictures Classics release took in $159,832 from 13 theaters, averaging $12,295 in its second weekend. Close behind was Martin McDonagh‘s Sundance opener, “In Bruges,” which expanded to 112 screens this weekend, taking in $1,125,581. Focus Features should be pleased with the hitman comedy’s average of $10,050 and $1,737,117 cume after 2 weekends. Opening this weekend was Brazil’s Academy Award submission “The Year My Parents Went On Vacation.” Director Cao Hamburger‘s City Light Pictures release managed a decent $106,508 on 18 screens for an average of $5,917. Other holdovers included Cristian Mungiu‘s “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” which took in $158,400 on 33 screens, and for a $570,367 cume. And two Oscar contenders crossed milestones, as the Coen Brothers‘ “No Country For Old Men” hit $60 million and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s “There Will Be Blood” passed $30 million, with each film now the respective director(s)’s highest grossing work. indieWIRE publishes its weekly box office column on Mondays and final weekend numbers for specialty and limited release films on Tuesdays. Due to the President’s Day weekend, there may be a delay this week. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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