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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.
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