Niche pix take a wider view

Good perf for 'Good Night'

Both “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “Shopgirl” emerged out of the limited realm and showed wide-release promise over the weekend.

George Clooney’s portrait of Edward R. Murrow managed $3.1 million from 657 screens, according to Warner Independent Pictures, placed it at No. 8 for the frame. Averaging $4,718 per screen in its fifth frame, pic has cumed $11 million.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney’s Steve Martin-Claire Danes romancer scored ninth place with $2.5 million from 493 screens in its third weekend; average per engagement was $5,120. Cume is just a hair under $3.5 million.

Expanding more cautiously, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Capote,” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, brought in $1.1 million from 183 screens over the three-day span, averaging $6,080 and lifting cume through its sixth weekend just past $5 million.

Samuel Goldwyn and Sony Pictures’ “The Squid and the Whale” expanded to 81 screens in its fifth frame and grossed $423,216 for an average of $5,225. Cume on the Noah Baumbach family saga is $1.85 million.

Warner Bros.’ Robert Downey Jr.-Val Kilmer starrer “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” upped its run to 81 screens in its second frame and rang up $386,000, giving it an average of $4,825 and a new cume of $1.13 million.

In its second week, Sony Classics’ “The Passenger” collected $38,476 off four screens for an average of $9,619; cume is $77,770.

First Independent Pictures’ doc “New York Doll” watched its screen average grow in its second week, bolstered by strong first-week perfs in its new Phoenix and Salt Lake City engagements. Playing six screens, pic about New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane grossed $30,000, averaging $5,000. Cume is $56,000.

Also in its second weekend, Warner Independent’s suicide bomber drama “Paradise Now” grossed $102,000 off 23 screens, an average of $4,435. Cume is $173,000.

Entering its third week, Picturehouse’s Israeli pic “Ushpizin” played steady, grossing $105,017 off 23 screens for an average of $4,566. Cume is $347,137.

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