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Per Theater Chart: Sniper Still Calling the Shots

January 13th, 2015

American Sniper poster

There was only one new release in the $10,000 club, which left American Sniper with an easy victory. It pulled in an average of $144,880 in four theaters, making it the first film ever to earn an per theater average of $100,000 or more for three weeks. Second place went to A Most Violent Year with an average of $29,135, also in four theaters. Taken 3 was the best of the new releases with an average of $10,908, just ahead of Song of the Sea with an average of $10,470.

Beloved Sisters was the best of the new limited releases, but it barely avoided the Mendoza Line with an average of $2,189 in nine theaters. Tevar wasn't as lucky with an average of $1,347 in just over 100 theaters. Even further down the list was It's All So Quiet with $362 in its one theater.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Per Theater Chart alumni:

  • Awake: The Life of Yogananda got to $1 million since this time last week, but that's the last milestone it will reach.
  • Mr. Turner also hit $1 million, but it should last long enough to get to $2 million before too long.
  • American Sniper has reached $3 million. It is still only playing in four theaters, but it already has $4 million in target.
  • Inherent Vice expanded, but it didn't expand wide, and this helped it get to $4 million. It will easily get to $5 million this weekend, but where it goes from there will depend on its week-to-week decline.
  • The Interview topped $5 million early last week, but that's as far as it will go.
  • P.K. became the first Bollywood film to get to $10 million in North America. That's amazing. I'm not sure how much of that came from a crossover audience, but I hope these films become more mainstream.
  • Big Eyes also hit $10 million in the past week. This is better than most limited releases, but it also opened semi-wide.
  • The Theory of Everything got all the way to $25 million just before the weekend. Unless it earns a lot of Oscar nominations / wins, it won't get to $30 million.
  • Speaking of $30 million, that's the latest milestone for Wild, which got there on Sunday. $35 million is still a solid goal, but it appears to have slipped off the pace needed to get to $40 million.
  • The Imitation Game continues to be one of the biggest limited releases to come out in 2014 getting all the way to $40 million.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Big Eyes, The Theory of Everything, The Interview, Boven is het stil, Inherent Vice, Taken 3, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner, Wild, American Sniper, Song of the Sea, Die geliebten Schwestern, A Most Violent Year, P.K., Tevar