The Grand Budapest Hotel expanded once again, but still managed to lead the way on the per theater chart with an average of $22,329 in 304 theaters. The overall number one film, Divergent, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $13,874. Rob the Mob was right behind with $13,833 in its lone theater. Jodorowsky's Dune opened in three theaters earning an average of $12,006. God's Not Dead was the big surprise of the weekend with an average of $11,852 in 780 theaters.
It was a busy week for new limited releases and a number of them did quite well. Cheap Thrills' weekend haul was more impressive. It earned an average of $9,319 in two theaters, including some limited screenings. In some ways, this is the best result of the weekend, as it has been playing on Video on Demand for a month. It Felt Like Love earned $8,211 while playing in one theater. Anita was next with an average was with $6,302 in seven theaters and Nymphomaniac: Volume One had a nearly identical average with $6,215 in 29 theaters. The French Minister earned $3,800 in one theater, which isn't good, but it isn't really bad either. The Missing Picture barely missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $2,030 in five theaters over the weekend. Blood Ties was playing in 28 theaters, which is a lot and it bombed with an average of just $961.
This past week also saw milestones reached for a couple of Per Theater Chart alumni:
- As I mentioned last week, Veronica Mars reached $2 million since last weekend. However, this is a Fanboy film and it really collapsed during its second weekend. It will get to $3 million before long, but I'm not sure it will get any further than that.
- The Grand Budapest Hotel is already at $10 million and shows no signs of slowing down.
Date posted: 2014-03-25