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Linda Ronstadt Doc Leads Indie Box Office During Toronto Film Festival

A24 also releases an all-Mandarin version of ”The Farewell“ in select cities

While the arthouse world is focused on Toronto and Venice this weekend, the indie box office did have some business thanks to Greenwich/1091’s “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” which was released on seven screens this weekend.

The music documentary about the famed singer grossed $115,500 for a per screen average of $16,500. It’s another solid opening for Greenwich, which released “Echo in the Canyon” earlier this summer with $3.3 million from a maximum of 147 screens. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman — makers of last year’s Oscar-nominated short doc “End Game” — “The Sound of My Voice” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 88%.

Among holdovers, Roadside Attractions’ “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is continuing to do well in targeted release, grossing $2.2 million from 1,310 screens this weekend after grossing $3 million last weekend. The Sundance film now has $12.2 million after 2 wide weekends.

Fox Searchlight’s “Ready or Not” did not hold as well, falling a steep 70% to $2.2 million from 2,560 screens to give the horror film $25.6 million after three weekends. Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon” added $1 million from 230 screens in its third weekend, bringing its total to $1.9 million prior to its wide expansion next weekend.

Finally, A24’s “The Farewell” grossed $455,271 in its ninth weekend to bring its total to $16.7 million. A24 released a special version of the film with Mandarin subtitles in 40 cities this weekend to allow Chinese immigrant families to enjoy it together.