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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: “Duchess” Finds Royal Numbers

iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Duchess" Finds Royal Numbers

According to estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Saul Dibb‘s “The Duchess” led indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) – which ranks the per theater average of all reporting specialty films. The Paramount Vantage released grossed a very impressive $200,000 from just 7 screens, averaging $28,571. Ed Harris‘s “Appaloosa” also managed good numbers. On 14 screens, the film grossed $258,000, averaging $18,429 for Warner Brothers. Well behind both of those studio-backed films was the opening of Stuart Townsend‘s “Battle in Seattle.” The Redwood Plam Pictures/Vitagraph Films release opened on 8 screens, drawing a decent $50,215 for an average of $6,276. Among holdovers, Oscilloscope‘s doc “FLOW: For Love of Water” expanded from 2 to 10 screens in its second weekend. The Irena Salina directed film grossed $27,426, averaging $2,743. Alan Ball‘s “Towelhead” expanded from 4 to 18 screens and grossed $65,000, averaging $3,611 and bringing its 10 day total to $138,452. indieWIRE will publish its weekly box office column Monday night and the full iW BOT Tuesday afternoon. Get the latest in the indieWIRE Box Office section. [Peter Knegt]

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