Specialty Box OfficeTwo docs joined the Specialty Box Office ranks this weekend doing OK business in theaters, while holdovers grabbed most of the shine. SPC re-released Tim’s Vermeer after a December qualifying run. The film failed to secure a nomination, 12 O'Clock Boysbut nevertheless bowed fairly well in 4 theaters, grossing almost $58K for a $14,461 PSA. Oscilloscope, meanwhile, opened SXSW ’13 doc 12 O’Clock Boys with less robust theatrical numbers, averaging $2,452 in 21 theaters. The film is also available on demand and the outfit noted it “enjoyed the top performing documentary spot on iTunes throughout the entire weekend.”

Magnolia Pictures once again packaged Oscar-nominated shorts, opening the pack of films in 100 theaters. It has, thankfully, had success in the past with the release and hopefully this year will be no different. Hats off to them for doing so. The shorts grossed $330K for a $3,300 average.

Stranger by the LakeStrand Releasing stuck its neck out with the Cannes Un Certain Regard French-language sexually charged feature Stranger By the Lake. The film opened decently last weekend in two locations and held on in its second round in six theaters, grossing just over $34K for a $5,678 average. Fellow foreign-language holdover Gloria from Chile also added runs in its second weekend. The Roadside release played 29 theaters, grossing almost $181K for a $6,232 average. The company said the expansion “bodes well as we expand to the top 25 markets in the next couple of weeks.” Roadside shed 38 theaters for the second weekend of Gimme Shelter. That film grossed a bit under $386K, averaging $910 in 347 locations for a two week cume of almost $1.231M.

Oscar contenders continued cashing in. TWC’s Philomena added 62 theaters in its 11th weekend, grossing $927K for a still solid $1,635 average. Fellow Best Picture nominee Dallas Buyers Club lost 58 runs, grossing over $1.4M in a still fairly wide 1,052 theaters. It has grossed almost $22.6M. 12 Years A Slave, meanwhile, lost 59 theaters in its 16th weekend, also grossing about $1.4M in 1,172 theaters. It has cumed a cool $45.8M. Searchlight noted it is one of its top 10 grossing films ever, adding, “the film has enjoyed a resurgence at the box office as a new audience is finding out about this true story of hope, courage, and triumph.”

NEW
12 O’Clock Boys (Oscilloscope) NEW [21 Theaters] Weekend $51,495, Average $2,452
Tim’s Vermeer (Sony Pictures Classics) Re-release [4 Theaters] Weekend $57,873, Average $14,461, Cume $78,774
Oscar Nominated Shorts (Magnolia Pictures) NEW [100 Theaters] Weekend $330K, Average $3,300

Returning / 2nd Weekend
Gimme Shelter
(Roadside Attractions) Week 2 [347 Theaters] Weekend $345,825, Average $910, Cume $1,230,971
Gloria (Roadside Attractions) Week 2 [29 Theaters] Weekend $180,750, Average $6,232, Cume $259,159
Stranger By The Lake (Strand Releasing) Week 2 [6 Theaters] Weekend $34,068, Average $5,678
Visitors (Cinedigm) Week 2 [2 Theaters] Weekend $5,007, Average $2,504, Cume $15,931

Holdovers / 3RD+ Weekends
Like Father Like Son
(Sundance Selects) Week 3 [8 Theaters] Weekend $15,326, Average $1,916, Cume $73,721
Final: The Rapture (RiverRain) Week 3 [3 Theaters] Weekend $9,667, Average $3,222, Cume $87,868
August: Osage County (The Weinstein Company) Week 6 [2,319 Theaters] Weekend $2,886,000, Average $1,245, Cume $31,514,146
The Invisible Woman (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 6 [153 Theaters] Weekend $169,986, Average $1,244, Cume $873,810
The Past (Sony Pictures Classics) Week 7 [49 Theaters] Weekend $117,384, Average $2,396, Cume $682,523
Philomena (The Weinstein Company) Week 11 [567 Theaters] Weekend $927K, Average $1,635, Cume $27,342,246
The Great Beauty (Janus Films) Week 12 [52 Theaters] Weekend $120,829, Average $2,324, Cume $1,644,103
Nebraska (Paramount Vantage) Week 12 [875 Theaters] Weekend $1.14M, Average $1,303, Cume $13,656,898
Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) Week 14 [1,052 Theaters] Weekend $1,407,000, Average $1,337, Cume $22,586,400
12 Years A Slave (Fox Searchlight) Week 16 [1,172 Theaters] Weekend $1.4M, Average $1,195, Cume $45,808,395
Inequality For All (RADiUS-TWC) Week 19 [2 Theaters] Weekend $150, Average $75, Cume $1,201,938
Cutie And The Boxer (RADiUS-TWC) Week 24 [2 Theaters] Weekend $850, Average $425, Cume $191,882
20 Feet From Stardom (RADiUS-TWC) Week 34 [34 Theaters] Weekend $920, Average $460, Cume $4,837,002