Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts,' 'Rome' and 'Moonrise' Continue Strong Summer For Indie Releases

Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts,' 'Rome' and 'Moonrise' Continue Strong Summer For Indie Releases
A mighty summer trio of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love" continued to boost the summer indie box office, each finding very strong numbers in expansion. That overshadowed a generally uneventful batch of openers, which included "China Heavyweight," "The Do-Deca-Penathlon" and "The Magic of Belle Isle." A few days after we published an annual mid-year box office report that suggested things were coming along quite nicely so far this year, it seems the second half of 2012 is continuing that trend. Check out the full rundown below. The Debuts: "China Heavyweight" (Zeitgeist) Director Yung Chang ("Up The Yangtze") saw his latest film "China Heavyweight" open on a single screen care of Zeitgeist Films (which also released "Yangtze"). The film -- which looks at boxing in China -- took in $4,004 from its exclusive engagement. ...
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