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Sony Pictures Classics continued to belatedly benefit from its Oscar nominations, with foreign language film nominee "No" -- directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Gael Garcia Bernal -- opened on 4 screens this weekend to excellent numbers. The film took in $74,476 for a $18,619 average this weekend, a very strong number for a foreign release. Adding on Presidents Day, the film is estimated to take in $94,742 for a $23,686 average. Sony Classics will expand "No" in the coming weeks, though it's unlikely to benefit from a win next weekend. "No" is likely to lose out to another Sony Classics release, "Amour," which also had a strong weekend. In its 9th frame, the Michael Haneke-directed film went from 125 to 306 screens and jumped 92%, taking in $720,614 over the 3-day weekend and $918,411 through the holiday to bring its total to $4,141,540. Given its good chance at winning at least one (if not two or three) trophies next weekend, »

- Peter Knegt

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