‘Arctic’ Takes Lead On A Cold Weekend; Oscar Nominee ‘Never Look Away’ Has Solid Week-Two Hold: Specialty Box Office

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Updated with more numbers and analysis. It’s a bit of a forgettable weekend on the specialty side of the box office, though not as worrisome as the mainstream retreat from multiplexes on the worst Super Bowl weekend gross in nearly two decades.

Sony Classics’ second-weekend holdover, Never Look Away, took bragging rights for the best per-theater average for the weekend. The Best Foreign Language Oscar nominated feature by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck grossed $19,033 at its exclusive engagement at the Paris Theater in New York, down 26% from last weekend and good for a $58,146 cume.

Bleecker Street’s Arctic bowed in four theaters for $56,463, averaging $14,116. And Bollywood’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga had the widest open by far among the specialties with 193 runs. It grossed $600K for a $3,109 PTA.

One notable feat for the specialty crowd as another Sundance Film Festival passes into memory is the performance of Cannes Palme d’Or winner,
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