Specialty Box OfficeThe Oscar nominations worked their magic with titles landing major nominations mostly reaping small box office rewards in the first three days of the Martin Luther King weekend, while newcomers were mostly flat. 12 Years A SlaveSteve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave received nine nominations Thursday morning and Fox Searchlight capitalized on the film’s strong showing with the Academy. The film, starring Oscar nominee Chiwetel, added 647 theaters and grossed $1.515M in 761 theaters, averaging a decent $1,991. Last weekend, the film grossed $267K, averaging $2,342. It has a total cume of over $40.6M. Dallas Buyers Club won big at last night’s SAG Awards and also scooped up six Oscar nominations, including Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto. Focus added 294 runs for the film to gross around $917K for a $2,189 per screen average. Dallas‘ PSA is actually an uptick from last weekend’s $1,936 average in 125 theaters. It has cumed $17.972M to date. TWC added 1,146 runs for August: Osage County, holding solid with a nearly $7.6M gross in its fourth week. The film, which received actor nods for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, averaged $3,702 in 2,051 theaters and has cumed over $18.18M.

NEW:
American Mustang (3D) (Vitagraph Films/Just Media) NEW [1 Theater] Weekend $8,100

Life Of A King (Millennium) NEW [16 Theaters] Weekend 4,304, Average $269

Like Father Like Son (Sundance) NEW [2 Theaters] Weekend $16,541, Average $8,270

The Square (Netflix) Re-release [7 Theaters] Weekend $35,615, Average $5,088, Cume $88,569

RETURNING (2nd Weekend):

In Bloom (Self Distributed) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $4,556, Average $2,278, Cume $18,536

HOLDOVERS: (3RD+ Weekend)

August: Osage County (TWC) Week 4, 2,051 Theaters, Weekend $7,592,000, Average $3,702, Cume $18,181,270

The Invisible Woman (SPC) Week 4, 26 Theaters, Weekend $100,304, Average $3,858, Cume $292,708

The Past (SPC) Week 5, 30 Theaters, Weekend $110,049, Average $3,668, Cume $389,432

Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS) Week 7, 585 Theaters, Weekend $1,105,000, Average $1,889, Cume $11,143,261

Philomena (TWC) Week 9, 505 Theaters, Weekend $1,307,000, Average $2,588, Cume $24,069,484

The Great Beauty (Janus) Week 10, 54 Theaters, Weekend $129,888, Average $2,405, Cume $1,263,365

Nebraska (PAR Vantage) Week 10, 408 Theaters, Weekend $940K, Average $2,304, Cume $9,714,717

The Book Thief (FOX) Week 11, 190 Theaters, Weekend $230K, Average $1,211, Cume $20,160,400

Dallas Buyers Club (FF) Week 12, 419 Theaters, Weekend $917K, Average $2,189, Cume $17.972M

All Is Lost (Roadside/LGF) Week 14, 56 Theaters, Weekend $41,100, Average $734, Cume $6,177,237

12 Years A Slave (FSL) Week 14, 761 Theaters, Weekend $1,515,000, Average $1,991, Cume $40,619,298

Inequality For All (RADiUS-TWC) Week 17, 2 Theaters, Weekend $237, Average $118 Cume $1,194,876

Cutie And The Boxer (RADiUS-TWC) Week 23 [2 Theaters] Weekend $1,050, Average $525, Cume $190,427

Blue Jasmine (SPC) Week 26, 28 Theaters, Weekend $50,325, Average $1,797, Cume $33,150,789

20 Feet From Stardom (RADiUS-TWC) Week 32, 3 Theaters, Weekend $1,201, Average $400, Cume $4,834,567

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