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Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy lead the pack of specialty newcomers with a solid $110,033 at 11 locations and an average of $10,003. That gives the Oscar-nominated director a respectable first showing for his follow-up to his lauded 2009 film Precious, although it falls short of spectacular. Even so, it bested the weekend’s other new titles in limited release. Only Abramorama’s The House I Live In came close with a $9,827 average in 2 theaters. Oscilloscope’s Wuthering Heights bowed in one theater with $8,785, while Drafthouse Films’ Wake In Fright opened comparatively softer with $6,749 in at New York City’s Film Forum. The restored 1972 film (Outback in its original U.S. release) will move to Austin, Washington and Boston next weekend and to Los Angeles on October 19th. IDP/ATO’s The Oranges bowed in 110 theaters with a soft average of $1,636. SnagFilms-Paladin release Decoding Deepak averaged $3,017 in three theaters, while Magnolia’s V/H/S opened in 15 theaters with a modest $2,667 average. The title, however, has been available via VOD since the end of August. Magnolia’s Matt Cowal said V/H/S has been one of its “better titles of this year,” but as is typical for VOD he would not disclose actual numbers. The film will expand throughout October to “pretty much every major market.” Outsider Films didn’t report figures for Matthew Lillard’s self-distributed Fat Kid Rules The World.

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Among holdovers, The Film Arcade’s The Other Dream Team added five locations, averaging a stellar $12,746, while China Lion’s Vulgaria lost 7 theaters, averaging a soft $1,122 from 9 locations. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower continued a strong run in its third weekend. Summit Entertainment added 119 theaters, grossing more than $1.52 million in 221 locations, averaging $6,901. Last week, it averaged $11,150 from 102 locations. And finally, Fox Searchlight’s Beasts Of The Southern Wild passed the $11 million cume mark, according to the distributor. The Sundance 2012 winner is still screening in 25 locations.

NEW

Bel Borba Aqui (Abramorama) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $2,135, Cume $2,770 (Released Wed.)

Decoding Deepak (SnagFilms-Paladin) NEW [3 Theaters] Weekend $9,050, Average $3,017

Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare (Roadside Attractions) NEW [12 Theaters] Weekend $25,956, Average $2,163

The House I Live In (Abramorama) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $19,654, Average $9,827

The Oranges (IDP/ATO Pictures) NEW [110 Theaters] Weekend $180K, Average $1,636, Cume $180K

The Paperboy (Millennium Entertainment) NEW [11 Theaters] Weekend $110,033, Average $10,033

The Revisionaries (Kino Lorber Films) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $2,500

V/H/S (Magnolia Pictures) NEW [15 Theaters] Weekend $40K, Average $2,667

Wake In Fright (Drafthouse Films) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $6,749

Wuthering Heights (Oscilloscope Laboratories) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $8,785

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RETURNING / 2ND WEEKEND

The Other Dream Team (The Film Arcade) Week 2 [7 Theaters] Weekend $12,746, Average $36,976

Vulgaria (China Lion) Week 2 [9 Theaters] Weekend $11K, Average $1,122, Cume $54K

HOLDOVERS / 3RD+ WEEKENDS

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (ATO Pictures) Week 3 [18 Theaters] Weekend $84,600, Average $4,700, Cume $330,232

How To Survive A Plague (Sundance Selects) Week 3 [7 Theaters] Weekend $16,100, Average $2,300, Cume $81,700

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Summit Entertainment) Week 3 [221 Theaters] Weekend $1,525,149, Average $6,901, Cume $3,307,488

Arbitrage (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate) Week 4 [245 Theaters] Weekend $626,465, Average $2,557, Cume $6,038,721

Liberal Arts (IFC Films) Week 4 [29 Theaters] Weekend $34,800, Average $1,200, Cume $214,200

The Master (The Weinstein Company) Week 4 [864 Theaters] Weekend $1.84 million , Average $2,130, Cume $12,315,329

Detropia (Loki Films) Week 5 [11 Theaters] Weekend $30,800, Average $2,800, Cume $219,913

For A Good Time Call… (Focus Features) Week 6 [43 Theaters] Weekend $10,605, Average $246, Cume $1,248,665

Lawless (The Weinstein Company) Week 6 [611 Theaters] Weekend $327K, Average $535, Cume $37,001,799

Sleepwalk With Me (IFC Films) Week 6 [100 Theaters] Weekend $110K, Average $1,100, Cume $2,039,599

Samsara (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Week 7 [52 Theaters] Weekend $116,443, Average $2,239, Cume $1,593,884

Robot & Frank (ATO Picttures) Week 8 [72 Theaters] Weekend $66,960, Average $930, Cume $3,170,044

Searching For Sugar Man (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 11 [38 Theaters] Weekend $89,104, Average $2,345, Cume $1,437,775

2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain Pictures) Week 13 [249 Theaters] Weekend $159,103 Average $639, Cume $33,335,549

Safety Not Guaranteed (FilmDistrict) Week 18 [24 Theaters] Weekend $6K, Average $250, Cume $3,992,359

The Intouchables (The Weinstein Company) Week 26 [84 Theaters] Weekend $103K, Average $1,226, Cume $12,636,093

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