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In the shadow of the biggest Bond debut of all time, Jeff Orlowski's  "Chasing Ice" had a very strong weekend in the specialty market, finding one of the best limited debuts for a doc this year. Read More: Legends (and Failures) of the Fall: Indie Box Office Winners and Losers The news wasn't so good for a quintet of other openers -- including well-recieved options like "A Royal Affair" and "Starlet." They may have suffered both from audiences heading to "Skyfall" and to an extremely strong limited release of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." That film managed a per-theater-average over $80,000, one of the 15 best averages ever for a live action film. Editor's Note: We apologize for the delay in this weekend's report. Our box office analyst was unexpectedly stuck in wifi-less transit yesterday. Full rundown below. The Debuts: "Chasing Ice" (Submarine Deluxe) »

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