‘Operation Red Sea’ Tops Newcomers; ’The Shape of Water’ Crosses $55M – Specialty Box Office

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Operation Red Sea took the highest gross, taking in $510K in 45 theaters. The Orchard communed The Young Karl Marx in a trio of runs this weekend taking in a decent gross of $28,599. Other openers included Oscilloscope's November in an exclusive run with $4,300 and IFC Films' sci-fi thriller The Cured with Ellen Page in three locations landing at $5,332. Sony Pictures Classics widened Russian…