Brian Brooks is managing editor of MovieLine.

More than a half-dozen new specialties headed to theaters over the weekend and half managed to gross fairly impressive returns in limited release. Loki Films’ Detropia drove into one location, grossing a stellar $18,350, giving it bragging rights to the weekend’s highest screen average and one of the year’s best documentary openers. Also bowing solid were Oscilloscope’s Hello I Must Be Going in a pair of locations, averaging $12,500, while Music Box’s Keep The Lights On averaged $10,746. The Weinstein Company’s multiplatform label Radius’ Bachelorette opened weaker, though in a much higher number of theaters. The Sundance feature averaged $4,064 in its initial theatrical run. The title has been available on VOD since early August. Roadside Attractions’ Branded failed to lure significant crowds, though the title opened by far in the most locations of this weekend’s crop of newcomers. In 307 theaters, it averaged a paltry $769 per site.

Bachelorette opened in 16 markets and Radius said the festival-acclaimed film had a “significant increase” from Friday to Saturday driven by word-of-mouth with “core metropolitan runs performing at or near the top of their complexes.” A spokesperson from the label said “We’re extremely pleased that the film is outpacing much wider releases vying for the same demographic.”

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Detropia distributor Loki Films said the Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady-directed non-fiction title began its first weekend in a 110-seat theater but was “quickly promoted over other films [at IFC Center in New York] to the largest screen of 200 seats by early Friday afternoon for the rest of the weekend after evening shows sold out.” Detropia will open in Washington, D.C. and Detroit next weekend and then head to L.A., Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Seattle.

In the heart of NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood, gay-themed Keep The Lights On grossed $20K at Clearview’s Chelsea theater. Music Box Films will expand the feature to the top 10 markets in the next several weeks, with San Francisco and Berkeley leading the way September 14. Oscilloscope’s Hello I Must Be Going took on two locations in its L.A./NYC opening, averaging a solid $12,500. The distributor founded by the late Adam Yauch will give the film “an aggressive rollout” over the next month. For Ellen bowed at one NYC location, grossing a so-so $6,100. The film becomes available on VOD on September 18 and will open in select markets in the coming weeks including Chicago, Boston and Seattle. Wrekin Hill’s British romp The Inbetweeners was a hit in the U.K. though its rollout over here appears to have been less of a seduction for Americans. The title that MTV is morphing into an Americanized TV series opened in 10 theaters, averaging $3,595. Wrekin Hill opened the film in eight cities.

Among holdovers, Focus Features rang For A Good Time, Call… into an additional 33 locations, averaging $2,844. Over the holiday weekend last week, the film averaged just over $8K in 23 theaters. Danish doc The Ambassador doubled its run to 8 theaters, averaging a slim $444. And China Lion’s The Bullet Vanishes lost one location in its second run, averaging $1,769 vs. its $3,642 Labor Day weekend. Indomina did not report numbers for its title Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate, which topped the specialty openers last week and Magnolia Pictures did not report numbers for any of its titles.

Sundance winner Beasts Of The Southern Wild passed the $10M cume mark in its 11th weekend of release. The film averaged $1,375 in 269 theaters and has generated some talk at the Toronto International Film Festival, currently underway, that its young star Quevenzhané Wallis will be among the year’s Oscar nominees. And doc 2016: Obama’s America is now the the sixth highest grossing non-fiction title ever, ahead of this year’s Katy Perry: Part Of Me (ranked 7th) and the likes of Michael Moore’s Sicko (8th) and An Inconvenient Truth (9th). The film’s cume is now over $26 million.

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NEW

Bachelorette (Radius-TWC) NEW [47 Theaters] Weekend $191,033, Average $4,064

Branded (Roadside Attractions) NEW [307 Theaters] Weekend $236K, Average $769

Detropia (Loki Films) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $18,350

For Ellen (Tribeca Film) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $6,100, Cume $7,282 (Wed. Open)

Hello I Must Be Going (Oscilloscope Laboratories) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $25K, Average $12,500

Keep The Lights On (Music Box Films) NEW [5 Theaters] Weekend $53,730, Average $10,746

The Inbetweeners (Wrekin Hill) NEW [10 Theaters] Weekend $35,955, Average $3,595

RETURNING / 2nd Weekend

The Ambassador (Drafthouse Films) Week 2 [8 Theaters] Weekend $3,552, Average $444, Cume $24,074

The Bullet Vanishes (China Lion) Week 2 [13 Theaters] Weekend $23K, Average $1,769, Cume $91,736

The Day (WWE Studios/Anchor Bay) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $1,180, Average $590, Cume $20,400

For A Good Time, Call… (Focus Features) Week 2 [56 Theaters] Weekend $159,283, Average $2,844, Cume $393,609

Little Birds (Millennium Films) Week 2 [1 Theater] Weekend $1,564, Cume $11,843

HOLDOVERS  / 3RD+ Weekends

The Day (WWE Studios/Anchor Bay) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $1,180, Average $590, Cume $20,400

Little White Lies (MPI Pictures) Week 3 [14 Theaters] Weekend $28,389, Average $2,028, Cume $124,989

Samsara (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Week 3 [25 Theaters] Weekend $189,369, Average $7,575, Cume $477,117

Sleepwalk With Me (IFC Films) Week 3 [73 Theater] Weekend $343,100, Average $4,700, Cume $882,250

The Awakening (Cohen Media Group) Week 4 [4 Theaters] Weekend $1,554, Average $388, Cume $174,572

Chicken With Plums (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 4 [5 Theaters] Weekend $10,005, Average $2,001, Cume $116,606

Robot & Frank (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Week 4 [202 Theaters] Weekend $540,148, Average $2,674, Cume $2,048,577

Nitro Circus Movie (Arc Entertainment) Week 5 [22 Theaters] Weekend $10,500, Average $477, Cume $3,361,500

Celeste And Jesse Forever (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 6 [441 Theaters] Weekend $400,094, Average $907, Cume $2,658,568

Klown (Drafthouse Films) Week 6 [1 Theater] Weekend $578

Killer Joe (LD Entertainment) Week 7 [68 Theaters] Weekend $128,980, Average $1,896, Cume $1,664,479

Searching For Sugar Man (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 7 [33 Theaters] Weekend $132,062, Average $4,002, Cume $910,203

2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain Pictures) Week 9 [2,017 Theaters] Weekend $3,281,259, Average $1,627, Cume $26,087,554

Farewell My Queen (Cohen Media Group) Week 9 [30 Theaters] Weekend $38,240, Average $,1,274 Cume $174,572

The Imposter (Indomina, A&E IndieFilms) Week 9 [27 Theaters] Weekend $67,298, Average $2,493, Cume $581,781

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight) Week 11 [269 Theaters] Weekend $370K, Average $1,375, Cume $10,283,139

To Rome With Love (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 12 [97 Theaters] Weekend $1280,838, Average $1,246, Cume $16,330,362

Safety Not Guaranteed (FilmDistrict) Week 14 [54 Theaters] Weekend $34K, Average $630, Cume $3,875,509

Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features) Week 16 [200 Theaters] Weekend $236,243, Average $1,181, Cume $44,634,563

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight) Week 19 [ Theaters] Weekend $, Average $, Cume $

Bernie (Millennium Entertainment) Week 20 [18 Theaters] Weekend $14,205, Average $789, Cume $9,186,984

The Intouchables (The Weinstein Company) Week 16 [194 Theaters] Weekend $318K, Average $1,639, Cume $11,570,960

For more estimates listed by title, see box office results here...