22 April 2012 10:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Coming off the success of their doc "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," Magnolia Pictures has another doc-related reason to celebrate with the strong debut numbers from Kevin Macdonald's "Marley." Appropriately released over 4/20 weekend, the film led a batch of newcomers that included Sony Classics' "Darling Companion" and Sundance Selects' "Goodbye First Love." Also notable were the expansions of "Damsels in Distress," "Bully" and "Monsieur Lazhar," as well as a big stumble in the second frame of last weekend's top debut, Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day." Check out the full rundown below: The Debuts: "Marley" (Magnolia Pictures) Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley doc debuted on a substantial 42 theaters across the country and saw a very strong $260,000 gross as a result. Averaging $6,190, the film -- which chronicles the life of reggae legend Bob Marley -- is off to a »

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