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Independent Box Office: ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Blossoms

Summit's "Perks of Being a Wallflower" expands to 102 theaters and manages an $11,150 per-screen average at box office

Summit Entertainment’s "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" built on its opening momentum in its second-week expansion.

The film, directed and adapted by Stephen Chbosky from his own 1999 novel, took in $1.1 million on 102 screens, up from the four screens it debuted on last week. That’s an impressive $11,150 per-theater-average.

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Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in the coming-of-age tale, about three teens growing up 1990s Pittsburgh.

Summit’s exit polling showed its demographic base expanding. Fifty-six percent of those who went to see the film were over 25 years of age, a change from last week when that number was 39 percent.

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Debuting this weekend was "The Other Dream Team," which tells the story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, who became symbols of that country's independence movement, and — with help from the Grateful Dead — triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Marius A. Markevicius directed the film, which took in $22,714 from two screens for distributor the Film Arcade.