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June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s Cyrus expanded from 4 to 17 screens and remained the top draw on a per-theater basis, averaging $17,600, for a total of about $300,000, bringing its ten-day total to $565,000. (By contrast, Toy Story, which led the overall box office and had the highest average ticket price, averaged $4,475 per theater.) The film from director brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, received much praise from critics on Friday. Performing nearly as well was the Afghan war documentary Restrepo, which opened in two theaters (in New York and Los Angeles), grossing $30,500, or a per-screen average of $15,250. The film, which follows an army platoon fighting in the Korengal Valley, won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.