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BLUE IS GREEN AT INDIE BOX OFFICE

October 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening in limited release, this year’s Cannes Film Festival winner Blue Is the Warmest Color turned out to be very green as it brought in $101,116 from two theaters in New York and two in Los Angeles. Its NC-17 rating did not appear to affect ticket sales as its $25,279 per-screen average topped last year’s receipts ($22,755 per theater) for Cannes-winner Amour, which was rated PG-13. Both films are French-language productions. Overseas, Gravity had no problem remaining the top attraction as it attracted an out-of-this-world $36.6 million in 54 markets in its fourth weekend to bring its overseas total to $164 million. Its worldwide total has now reached $365 million. There was no Johnny Knoxville to challenge it abroad. The No. 2 and No. 3 finishers were both animated family films, Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which took in $17.9 million, and Fox’s Turbo, which brought in $14.2 million. Coming in fourth was Sony’s Captain Phillips, with $12.1 million.