'Shame' opens strong at box office: Here's when you'll be able to see it

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Steve McQueen’s Shame, the unsexy NC-17 drama starring Michael Fassbender as a sex addict, grossed an estimated $361,000 from 10 theaters over the weekend, averaging $36,100 per location, according to early estimates. It’s a solid number when you consider David Cronenberg’s Crash starring James Spader opened to an estimated $738,000 in 42 theaters in 1996, and in 2004 Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers opened to $142,632 in five theaters while David Mackenzie’s Young Adam starring Ewan McGregor opened to $50,300 in nine theaters.

Though Shame has received mixed reviews from critics, Fassbender has Oscar buzz, which will propel a wider release throughout awards season. Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, and Seattle add screens on Dec. 9. Click here for the release schedule.

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