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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: “Wackness” Wows, “Kit” Crashes

iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Wackness" Wows, "Kit" Crashes

Jonathan Levine‘s “The Wackness” led the specialty-focused iW BOT over the holiday weekend, according to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. In six venues, the Sony Pictures Classics release took in $145,000 over the 3-day weekend and $179,000 since opening on Thursday, for a weekend average of $24,166, the highest among any film, wide or limited. Also opening very well was Guillaume Canet‘s “Tell No One,” which grossed $162,125 on 8 screens over the weekend, for a 5-day total of $213,098. Its weekend average of $20,265 is the highest ever for Music Box Films. Alex Gibney‘s “Gonzo” grossed $190,000 on 26 screens over the weekend for Magnolia Pictures, averaging a decent $7,307, whileTerry Kinney‘s “Diminished Capacity,” which averaged just $3,118 on 4 screens for IFC Films. Among holdovers, Patricia Rozema‘s “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” crashed and burned in wide release. Leading the iW BOT for two weekends in limited release, the Abigail Breslin-starrer averaged just $1,953 on 1,843 screens. Faring much better was Catherine Breillat‘s “The Last Mistress,” which expanded from 2 to 19 screens and managed a $6,563 average for IFC. The film’s total now stands at $173,358. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Monday night and final weekend numbers for specialty and limited release films on Tuesday. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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