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iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: “RockNRolla,” “Happy” Open Big

iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "RockNRolla," "Happy" Open Big

According to estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Guy Ritchie‘s “RockNRolla” led indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) – which ranks the per theater average of all reporting specialty films. The Warner Brothers release averaged $20,143, grossing $141,000 from just 7 locations. Its total since opening Wednesday is $199,885. Just behind was the release of Mike Leigh‘s “Happy-Go-Lucky.” On 4 screens, the Miramax release grossed $80,000 for a $20,000 average. Last weekend’s opener, Jonathan Demme‘s “Rachel Getting Married,” continued to do stellar business. On an expanded 27 screens, the Sony Pictures Classics‘ film grossed $464,336, averaging $17,198 and bringing its cume to $882,454 after 10 days. Another Sony Classics’ entry, Wong Kar-Wai‘s “Ashes of Time Redux,” opened mildly on 5 screens, grossing $22,050 for a $4,410 average. 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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