Specialty Box Office: 'Joe' and 'Ruby' Lead Debuts; 'Beasts' Crosses $4 Million

Specialty Box Office: 'Joe' and 'Ruby' Lead Debuts; 'Beasts' Crosses $4 Million
A diverse quartet of new indie releases made their way to theaters this weekend --  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's "Ruby Sparks," William Friedkin's "Killer Joe" and Sundance docs "Searching For Sugar Man" and "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry." All posted respectable numbers alongside a slew of holdovers that continued to post strong numbers, most notably "Beasts of the Southern Wild," which expanded beyond 200 screens and crossed the $4 million mark. Check out the full rundown below. The Debuts: "Killer Joe" (Magnolia) Despite its Nc-17 rating, Ld Entertainment saw a good start from its release of William Friedkin's crime thriller "Killer Joe." Starring Matthew McConaughey (who is having an incredible year) in the title role, the film took in $37,864 for a $12,621 per-theater-average. That's the best average of any film in release save "The Dark Knight Rises." ...
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