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Specialty Box Office: 'Speech' Surpasses 'Swan' On Way To $100 Million

22 February 2011 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Weekend Box Office: February 18th through the 20th In a relatively quiet weekend for specialty debuts, its holdovers like “The King’s Speech” and “Black Swan” making all the news. Both passed the $100 million mark, but it’s “Speech” that overtook “Swan” on its way to $6.5 million in its 13th weekend. Amidst an overall decline at the box office, Tom Hooper’s drama experienced only a 9.9% decline despite withdrawing from 177 locations. “Swan” on the other hand was down to 656 theaters in its 12th weekend and only managed a $2,020 average as it continued its fall from the top. No one is happier than Darren Aronofsky, however, as “Swan” has still made more money than all his other films combined and garnered the auteur a Best Director nomination from the Academy. National Geographic is quickly becoming a doc distributor to be reckoned with after releasing “Restrepo” last year—which has since gained »

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Box Office: "Lions" Lead Holiday Debuts As "Speech" and "Swan" Hit $100 Million

21 February 2011 9:59 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

President's Day weekend saw Dereck Joubert nature doc "The Last Lions" as the top reporting specialty debut, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today. On 4 screens, the National Geographic-distributed film, which follows a journey of a lioness as she battles to protect her cubs, grossed a promising $68,344 over the holiday weekend. That gave it a 4-day per-theater-average of $17,086. "We continue to feel very good about the »

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