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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.

1 day 2 hours 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. 1 week 1 day 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:

2 weeks 1 day 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. 3 weeks 1 day 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. 4 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Foxcatcher,' 'Rosewater' and 'The Homesman' Open In Heated Indie Market

fb.indiewire.com – Another weekend, another major Oscar contender starting out with a strong limited release. 5 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Theory of Everything' Thrives and 'Birdman' Soars As Oscar Race Heats Up

fb.indiewire.com – The two men most likely to be battling it out for this year's best actor Oscar -- Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne -- saw their respective films "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything" dominate the specialty box office this weekend. Here's our break down: The good news: Focus Features' best bet at this year's Oscars started off very strong this weekend as James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" grossed $207,000 from just 5 theaters. That made for a $41,400 per-theater-average -- the fourth best of 2014, after "The Grand Budapest 6 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Godard's 3D 'Goodbye' Tops Debuts; 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Continue To Soar

fb.indiewire.com – October turned to November this weekend, and with it came 84 year old cinematic legend Jean-Luc Godard finding impressive numbers for his "Goodbye To Language," as well as the continuing success of a group of October releases, namely "Birdman," "St. Vincent," "CITIZENFOUR," "Dear White People" and "Whiplash." Here's our break down of the weekend's specialty box office: The good news: Jean-Luc Godard has become known for many remarkable things over his nearly 60 year career, but U.S. 7 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: Doc 'CITIZENFOUR' Has Big Debut; 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Expand Strong

fb.indiewire.com – The October specialty box office continued to find itself on a significant roll this weekend thanks to strong debuts from "CITIZENFOUR" and "Laggies," and exceptional expansion grosses from "Birdman," "St.Vincent," "Dear White People" and "Whiplash," among others... Here's a break down the weekend: The good news: A lot of really great films got the audiences they deserved this weekend, which is definitely good news. 8 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Birdman' and 'Dear White People' Soar To Give One of Year's Best Indie Weekends

fb.indiewire.com – It was a huge weekend at the specialty box office thanks to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" and Justin Simien's "Dear White People," both of which had one of the year's best limited debuts. 9 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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