Opening in just one theater in New York, Holly pulled down a very impressive $35,000, also according to Box Office Mojo. Ron Livingston stars as an American in Cambodia who tries to save a young girl who has been sold into child prostitution. In my review, I noted that "what makes the film distinctive is the spare, subtle approach of the filmmakers. ... It offers no easy answers and does not sidestep stickier questions. ... Ron Livingston turns in a controlled, admirably restrained performance." Holly expands later this month; it deserves to be seen as widely as possible.
Leonard Klady of Movie City News commented: "Bollywood appeared to be making Hollywood-like misjudgments with two high profile films butting heads for Diwali holiday business." Om Shanti Om (from Eros Entertainment) earned $14,650 per screen at 114 while Saawariya (from Sony) made $6,350 per screen at 85 engagements. Eric D. Snider has more information on both films in The (Mostly) Indie Film Calendar.
Documentary War/Dance has received very good reviews, such as Kim Voynar's glowing rave, and earned $5,300 per screen at three theaters in New York and Los Angeles during its opening weekend, according to Klady's estimates.