Specialty Box Office: Indonesian Pic 'The Raid: Redemption' Opens to Strong Numbers
Faith-based pic "October Baby" also turns in solid performance; Rachel Weisz starrer "Deep Blue Sea" gets off to so-so start.
Sony Pictures Classics enjoyed a good turnout for Indonesian action pic The Raid: Redemption, which grossed $220,937 from 24 theaters for a location average of $15,781.
Likewise, Samuel Goldwyn Films touted the performance of faith-based October Baby, which opened in 390 theaters across the country, grossing $1.7 million. The film is about a woman who discovers her mother had almost aborted her.
Results weren't as good for new entry Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz in a drama about post-WWII England. Distributed by Music Box Films in the U.S., the movie grossed $120,050 from 29 locations for a screen average of $4,140.
Among holdovers, Jennifer Westfeldt's comedy Friends With Kids continued to make headlines, grossing roughly $877,000 from 556 locations for a cume of $5.6 million in its third weekend--making it one the year's early indie hits. Roadside Attractions acquired domestic rights to the film at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Lasse Hallstrom's Ewan McGregor-Emily Blunt dramedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen grossed $700,000 in its third weekend from 124 locations for a cume of $1.6 million and screen average of $5,645. CBS Films is distributing the film.