With no over-achieving new blockbusters to contend with, it was a good time for the smaller independent films to go out a little wider last weekend. Fox Searchlight's acclaimed teen drama Thirteen expanded by 38 into 108 sites and climbed one place to 21st on $624,611 for $1.9m in its third week. Manhattan Pictures' likeable Alan Rudolph drama The Secret Lives Of Dentists expanded by 22 to 181, climbing one to 24th and dropping 30% in its sixth week on $443,716 for $2.7m.
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