Get Low added 93 theaters for a total of 146 and was up 89 percent to $713,794. This is the biggest-grossing weekend for a Sony Pictures Classics release since Chloe debuted to $900,688 back in March. While Get Low's $4,889 per theater average was relatively unremarkable, it should be enough to warrant further expansion. Through its fourth weekend, the Robert Duvall-Bill Murray comedy has earned $1.7 million.
The Girl Who Played with Fire rose three percent, grossing $375,805 in its seventh weekend. The second part of the Millenium series has thus far made $5.77 million and is still outpacing its predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by around $1 million (though the gap is gradually closing each week).
Winter's Bone also had an excellent hold, down three percent to $218,017. The drama has tallied a solid $5.2 million since opening in June.
Mao's Last Dancer, which has already made over $15 million overseas, opened to $199,657 at 33 locations. Adding in unreported back grosses, the ballet drama has made $777,657 so far.
In its second weekend, Peepli Live ranked fifth place among limited releases, off 54 percent to $162,914. While this may seem like a steep drop, it was the lightest for a major Bollywood movie since 3 Idiots last December.
A number of other movies debuted in limited release this weekend, though none were overly impressive. The Tillman Story, a documentary about Pat Tillman, opened to $52,185 at four locations. Christian drama What If earned $49,770 at 23 theaters. Documentary A Film Unfinished, which features extensive Nazi World War II propaganda footage, earned $34,060 at four venues for a five-day total of $47,780. Foreign comedy Soul Kitchen cooked up a decent $20,916 at two locations, while foreign drama Army of Crime rounded up a measly $8,102 at three theaters. Finally, Altiplano grossed just $1,269 at one venue.