Specialty Box Office: 'New York' and 'Red Hook' Lead Debuts; 'Sparks' Stumbles In Expansion
fb.indiewire.com Two very different films set in New York -- Julie Delpy's "2 Days in New York" and Spike Lee's "Red Hook Summer" -- led the limited debuts this weekend, each finding averages just north of $10,000. They led an overall strong specialty box office, which saw continued success from films like "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Killer Joe," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "The Queen of Versailles." However, Fox Searchlight saw its aggressive expansion of "Ruby Sparks" stumble, making it clear they most definitely don't have another "Little Miss Sunshine" on their hands with the Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris-directed film.