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Specialty Box Office: 'Skeleton Twins' Has Big First Weekend; Audiences Shrug At Latest 'Atlas'

fb.indiewire.com – The specialty market got a very nice boost this weekend thanks to a quartet of successful limited debuts: Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate's "The Skeleton Twins," The Weinstein Company's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," Cohen Media Group's "My Old Lady," and Music Box Films' "The Green Prince." Of the four, the Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader starring "Twins" was by far the most impressive, offering up one of 2014's 10 best limited debuts. 4 days 8 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Last Days in Vietnam' Scores Strong Debut; 'Boyhood' Hits $20 Million

fb.indiewire.com – Six films hit the marketplace this weekend, with Rory Kennedy's doc "Last Days In Vietnam" leading the pack with a very nice limited debut. 1 week 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Cantinflas' Another Big Hit For Pantelion; 'Chef' Ends Summer By Hitting $30 Million

fb.indiewire.com – The 2014 summer indie box office ended off... much like the 2013 summer indie box office did. 2 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Love Is Strange' Off To Lovely Start For Sony Classics

fb.indiewire.com – Theaters were full of "love" this weekend as both "Love Is Strange" and "The One I Love" debuted in limited release to strong numbers (though one "love" more than the other -- though notably "The One I Love" is currently both the #1 romance and #1 sci-fi film on Itunes). A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "Love Is Strange" Ira Sachs' late-in-life gay love story "Love Is Strange" opened to very strong numbers this weekend. 3 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: IFC Films Has Big Weekend With 'The Trip To Italy' and 'Boyhood'

fb.indiewire.com – IFC Films is clearly on a roll the summer, with the debut of Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip To Italy" providing icing to the cake that continues to be "Boyhood," which expanded to over 700 theaters this weekend and had its biggest weekend gross yet. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "The Trip To Italy" Back in 2011, IFC Films found very nice numbers from "The Trip," a collaboration of Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. 4 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'What If' Disappoints; 'Boyhood' Hits $10 Million

fb.indiewire.com – Two new indie films -- CBS Films' "What If" and Drafthouse Films' "The Dog" -- reported grosses this weekend, and they weren't really much of a match for the holdover likes of "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Calvary," all of which had strong weekends of expansion. A full report: The Debuts: Disappointment of the Weekend: "What If" The Canadian romantic comedy formerly known as "The F Word" came to U.S. 5 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Strong; 'Boyhood' and 'Most Wanted Man' Expand Big

fb.indiewire.com – Though it wasn't a "Guardians of the Galaxy"-sized victory for the little guys this weekend, but John Michael McConaugh's "Calvary" started off nicely and a bunch of holdovers -- namely "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Magic in the Moonlight" -- kept going strong. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "Calvary" Three years ago, John Michael McConaugh and Brendan Gleeson had an indie hit on their hands with "The Guard"-- which Sony Pictures Classics released to the tune of a $19,209 6 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Has OK Debut; 'Boyhood' Soars With Over $1 Million From Just 34 Theaters

fb.indiewire.com – Audiences continued to flock to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" this weekend as the film took in over $1 million from just 34 theaters. That trumped any news from debuting films in the specialty market, as Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" managed a decent but unspectacular debut and Mike Cahill's "I Origins" stumbled.

8 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Boyhood' Blasts Off To Summer's Best Limited Debut

fb.indiewire.com – Audiences flocked to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" this weekend, giving the specialty market a much needed shot in the arm. With astounding reviews and months of anticipation following festival screenings at Sundance, Berlin and SXSW, the 12 years in the making film did not disappoint, grossing a stellar $359,000 from just 5 theaters (and with a 164 minute running time, no less). 9 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: Roger Ebert's 'Life' Opens Strong, Though The Fourth Belonged To 'America' and 'Begin Again'

fb.indiewire.com – Coming off a disappointing June, the studios had an even worse kick off to July with a lackluster Independence Day weekend led by the second weekend of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." And it appears the little guys benefited, at least to a degree. While newcomers were scarce, among them was Steve James' Roger Ebert doc "Life Itself," which pulled in decent numbers given its screen count and the fact that it was released day and date on VOD and digital. 10 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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