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Specialty Box Office: ''71' and 'Maps' Debut As Oscar Winners Try and Cash In

fb.indiewire.com – Yann Demange's "'71" and David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" -- both fixtures on the festival circuit for some time now (in the case of "'71" it's been over a year) -- were the most high profile debuts in a specialty market still crowded with Oscar-fueled leftovers from 2014. UK imported war drama "'71" -- which stars breakout actor Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken") -- debuted in 4 theaters this weekend care of Roadside Attractions and Black Label Media and took in a solid $60,100, averaging $15,025 per theater. 4 days 21 hours ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Wild Tales' Debuts Big; 'Shadows,' 'Still Alice' Strong In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – Oscar-nominated foreign language film "Wild Tales" made an impressive box office debut, with Sony Pictures Classics timing the release to Oscar weekend itself. The Argentinian film grossed $85,100 from just 4 theaters, averaging $21,275. Exposure from tonight's ceremony should help nicely as "Tales" expands in the coming weeks (especially if it pulls off a win). Though it's one of the few specialty titles out there without Oscar nominations tied to it, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's "What We Do In The Shadows" had a very nice weekend anyway. 1 week 4 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Shadows' and '5 Years' Open Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep It Coming

fb.indiewire.com – President's Day weekend wasn't just good to "50 Shades of Grey." A few new specialty titles posted very promising results in their limited debuts, most notably Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's "What We Do In The Shadows" and Richard LaGravenese's "The Last Five Years." The former -- released by Paladin/Unison -- managed the best opening average of 2015 thus far, taking in an impressive $65,830 from two theaters in New York and Los Angeles to average $32,915. 2 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice,' Oscar Shorts Expand Nicely As Award Season Enters Its Final Weeks

fb.indiewire.com – A handful of new specialty titles debuted rather quietly this weekend, leaving the story mostly to 2014-15 awards season hopefuls. Though notably of those newbies, two -- Freestyle's "Old Fashioned" and Magnolia's "Ballet 422" -- both managed strong bows on a couple screens. 3 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopeful 'Timbuktu' Debuts; 'Still Alice,' 'Violent Year' Solid In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – One of the last feature length Oscar nominees to find theatrical release, Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" hit four theaters this care of Cohen Media Group clearly trying to capitalize on its Best Foreign Language Film nomination (the first ever for the country of Mauritania). And it was off to a strong start, grossing $50,000 for a $12,500 average. 4 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar-Snubbed 'Cake' Debuts So-So; 'Imitation Game' Becomes 2014's Biggest Indie

fb.indiewire.com – While the specialty box office was dominated by Oscar nominees, a couple of snubbed films tried to make the best of the buzz that came with almost being nominated. First and foremost was Daniel Barnz's "Cake," which earned Jennifer Aniston Golden Globe and SAG nominations -- but missed out at the Oscars.

5 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice' Debuts Strong As Oscar Nominees Try and Cash In

fb.indiewire.com – The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced this past Thursday, with essentially every major nominee aiming to cash in this weekend. 6 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls Hang On As The Season Heats Up

fb.indiewire.com – The final weekend before the Oscar nominations was a big one for many of the films hoping to have a stamp of the Academy's approval come Thursday. Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" -- which is a dark horse for a Best Picture nomination -- continued to do nearly unheard of business in just 4 theaters. The film dropped just 18% as it took in another $555,000 for a staggering $138,750 per-theater-average.

7 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: A24 Kicks Off 'Year' In Style; 'Sniper' and 'Selma' Manage Rare Sophomore Jumps

fb.indiewire.com – JC Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" helped give 2015 a hardly violent kick-off as it and a slew of other 2014 holdovers had fantastic new year's weekends. "Year" -- which came out on New Year's Eve, thus being the final release of 2014 -- grossed $188,000 from just 4 theaters over the weekend, averaging an excellent $47,000 and bringing its total to $300,000. 8 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'American Sniper' and 'Selma' Help Give Limited Releases a Major Christmas Jolt

fb.indiewire.com – It was a wild final weekend of 2014 when it came to the movies. The obvious reason for that was of course "The Interview," which after a week of intense coverage surrounding whether it would or wouldn't end up being released was sent out to 331 independent theaters (as well as VOD) at the last minute.

9 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Mr. Turner' Has Solid Debut As Oscar Hopefuls Crowd The Art Houses

fb.indiewire.com – With Christmas around the corner and lots of awards announcements underway, most of 2014's Oscar hopefuls battled out a very crowded frame to mostly solid results. Two newcomers notably entered the field, with Sony Pictures Classics sending Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" to 5 theaters, and GKIDS giving "Song of the Sea" an exclusive one screen debut.

10 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Inherent Vice' Plays Big In Limited Release; 'Wild,' 'Game' Stay Strong

fb.indiewire.com – Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" made its limited box office debut this weekend, and it ranked among the year's best. The film -- which stars everyone from Joaquin Phoenix to Josh Brolin to Reese Witherspoon to Owen Wilson to Martin Short -- grossed $330,000 from 5 theaters for a potent $66,000 per-theater-average. 11 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Audiences Go 'Wild'; 'Imitation Game' Leads Per-Theater-Averages

fb.indiewire.com – Another weekend, another Oscar hopeful opening in limited release to big numbers. Fox Searchlight sent Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" to 21 theaters on Friday, and it followed "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything" and "Foxcatcher" in managing a $30,000+ per-theater-average. The film -- which stars Reese Witherspoon in a performance that will surely nab her a Best Actress nomination -- grossed $630,000 to just manage that feat:

12 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Imitation Game' Plays To One Of Best Limited Debuts of All Time

fb.indiewire.com – The Weinstein Company clearly knew what they were doing by delaying "The Imitation Game" a week. The Morten Tyldum-directed Alan Turing biopic trumped all its fellow fall Oscar hopefuls by finding one of the best per-theater-averages of all time. In 4 theaters, "Imitation" grossed an epic $482,000 for a $120,500 per-theater-average. 13 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Girl' Walks To Top Indie Debut; Awards Contenders Battle It Out In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – Ana Lily Amirpour's "Persian vampire western," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," is definitely the most prominent among them. Kino Lorber released the film -- a hit on the festival circuit since debuting at Sundance earlier this year -- at NYC's IFC Center and LA's Nuart Theatre for a total weekend gross of $26,000. 14 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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