From our friends at indieWIRE:
Twilight Samurai Illuminates the B.O.; The Agronomist Debuts Strongly in New York (by Brian Brooks, April 28, 2004)
Twilight Samurai dawned atop the specialty box office on its opening weekend in one theater, narrowly out-dueling IFC Films' This So-Called Disaster, which took the second placement on the iW: BOT as calculated by per screen average. The Agronomist debuted in seven New York and Los Angeles locations as well, while Miramax's I'm Not Scared remained strong in expansion its third weekend in theaters.
The final confirmed figures published in the iW: BOT include 70 titles tracked for the weekend, up from 65 last week, while 3,444 sites were devoted to 'indie' titles, a decline from 3,911 previously. Overall, the specialty box office came in at $3.95 million, a 31% decline from the $5.7 million take in the prior period, while The Passion of the Christ represented over $2.2 million of that total. Excluding The Passion, the indie gross is about $1.74 million, a number that's roughly even with last week.