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Specialty Box Office: John Turturro's 'Gigolo' Far From Fading With Year's Second Best Limited Debut

fb.indiewire.com – John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" brought some very good news to distributor Millennium Entertainment this Easter Sunday. The film -- which stars Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber -- grossed a fantastic $198,399 from just 5 theaters over the weekend, averaging $39,680. That's the second best limited debut of the year, after "The Grand Budapest Hotel." "Fading Gigolo is performing better than we had even hoped," Bill Lee, CEO Millennium Entertainment, said. 13 hours 36 min ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Jarmusch's 'Lovers' Alive and Well At Box Office; 'Joe' Disappoints

fb.indiewire.com – Jim Jarmusch's very well reviewed "Only Lovers Left Alive" led a considerable batch of indie openers at the box office this weekend. The story of Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), two retro cool vampires, "Only Lovers" grossed $96,976 from 4 theaters for a potent $24,244 average. The debut sits in between the performances of the director's last two films (both of which also featured Swinton). 1 week 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Under The Skin' Soars To Make Scarlett Johannson 'Captain' Of The Weekend; Jude Law Not So Fortunate With 'Don Hemingway'

fb.indiewire.com – Jonathan Glazer's first film in 10 years, "Under The Skin," found 2014's second best limited debut this weekend. The A24-released film -- which stars Scarlett Johannson as an alien roaming around Scotland preying on men -- found its way under the skin of enough filmgoers to gross $140,000 from just 4 theaters.

2 weeks 16 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'The Raid 2' and 'Vivian Maier' Lead Openers as 'Budapest Hotel' and 'God's Not Dead' Soar In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – Gareth Evans's "The Raid 2" led a quartet of newcomers at the specialty box office this weekend. A sequel to 2012's "The Raid: Redemption," the Sony Pictures Classics-released action-thriller grossed $176,907 from 7 theaters, averaging a potent $25,272 ahead of expansion. 3 weeks 12 hours ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Budapest Hotel' Huge In Expansion As 'Enemy' and 'Bad Words' Find Solid Debuts

fb.indiewire.com – After a record breaking debut last weekend, Fox Searchlight expanded Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" from 4 to 66 theaters this weekend and saw no signs of slowing down in a weekend that also saw strong debuts from Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" and Jason Bateman's "Bad Words." "Budapest" -- which stars Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Jude Law, among many others -- grossed an estimated $3,640,034 over the weekend, which made for a very grand $55,152 per-theater-average. 5 weeks 15 hours ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: Wes Anderson's 'Budapest Hotel' Has Grand, Record-Breaking Debut

fb.indiewire.com – After a slow start to the 2014 specialty box office, leave it to Wes Anderson to turn things around in a grand fashion. His "Grand Budapest Hotel" opened in 4 theaters yesterday via Fox Searchlight this weekend, breaking the live action average record of another Anderson in the process (Paul Thomas, if you couldn't guess). "Grand Budapest" -- which stars Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Jude Law, among many others -- was estimated to gross a stunning $800,000, which made for a $200,000 per-theater-average. 6 weeks 15 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'The Lunchbox' Leads Debuts; '12 Years' Hits $50 Million On Oscar Weekend

fb.indiewire.com – While everyone's talking about the Oscars, there were actual movies screening in theaters this weekend too, and they weren't all ones with golden dreams tonight. Sony Pictures Classics released Indian import "The Lunchbox" -- which many felt the country should have submitted to the Oscars (they submitted "The Good Road" instead, which did not get nominated) -- in 4 theaters in LA and NY.

7 weeks 9 hours ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Beijing Love Story' Tops Debuts While Arthouses Remain Dominated By Oscar-Fueled Holdovers

fb.indiewire.com – While the "LEGO" movie continued to explode at the studio box office (taking in a truly massive $129 million after just 10 days), the specialty box office had another slow weekend in a year that has fielded very few new breakouts. China Lion Film's first Wanda Media release, "Beijing Love Story," was the only newbie to report estimates, and they were quite promising.

9 weeks 11 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Afternoon' Delights New York Audiences While Oscar Contenders Hang In There

fb.indiewire.com – While the "LEGO" movie exploded at the studio box office (to the incredible tune of nearly $70 million), the specialty box office had a comparatively slow weekend: "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq" -- a documentary chronicling the tragic fate of a 1950s NYC Ballet prodigy -- was definitely best in show among newcomers, taking in $16,500 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin and Walter Reade Theatres, selling out virtually every show. Midweek opening brought the total to $22,718, with -- according to distributor Kino Lorber -- local and national expansion "rapidly i 10 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: Penn & Teller Doc 'Tim's Vermeer' Starts Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep Cashing In

fb.indiewire.com – Even though it ended up being snubbed for a best documentary Oscar nomination, the show must got on for Penn & Teller's "Tim's Vermeer," and it did so to the tune of a healthy $57,873 from 4 theaters, averaging $14,468. 11 weeks 12 hours ago via brucelee
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