According to the the latest indieWIRE Box Office Table (iWBOT), Drawing Restraint 9 was the second highest earner when it opened exclusively at New York's IFC Center during the weekend. The film is distributed IFC and their vice president Mark Boxer, says:
"Drawing Restraint 9 opened very strongly to an $18,000 weekend number and a five-day total of over $27,000 at the IFC Center in New York. Matthew Barney and Björk have a built-in audience of extremely dedicated fans that have made the opening of the film feel like a special event. Lines were down the block as 'Restraint' sold out shows from its opening Wednesday through Sunday. There was an even mix between men and women, and the age range was predominantly younger than 35. The film will roll out slowly with Chicago as the only new market opening this Friday."