The overall box office leader, Iron Man 2, was also the leader on the Per Theater Chart with an impressive average of $29,252. That is below expectations, but still excellent. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Mother and Child, which opened with $10,760.
No other new limited release was able to come close to $10,000 on the per theater chart. The Oath was the closest with $5,760 in one theater. The latest OSS 117 release, Lost in Rio, opened with just over $10,000 in three theaters for an average of $3,414. Casino Jack and the United States of Money was very close behind with an average of $3,137 in nine theaters. Finally we get to Multiple Sarcasms, which missed the Mendoza Line with an average of just $1,068. Given its cast, this is a surprise; given its reviews, it is not.
This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Per Theater Charts alumni:
- The Perfect Game finally reached $1 million since this time last week, but that's as far as it will go.
- A Prophet reached $2 million late in the weekend, but that's also as far as it will go.
- Greenberg hit $4 million, but it is starting to shed theaters, so it likely won't get much farther.
- As expected, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo made it all the way to $5 million. This bodes well for the English-language remake.
Date posted: 2010-05-12