Per Theater Chart: Most Limited Releases have a Rough Time
April 30th, 2014
It was not a good week on the per theater chart, as only one film topped the $10,000 mark. That film was Locke, which earned an average of $20,252 in four theaters.
The rest of the new limited releases were well back. The German Doctor was the best of the rest earning an average of $6,852 in five theaters. Blue Ruin and Young and Beautiful opened with nearly identical averages of $4,658 and $4,607 respectively. Bicycling with Moliere was next with $3,896 in its lone theater. For No Good Reason really struggled with an average of $2,258 in two theaters. There were three limited releases that missed the Mendoza line, starting with Uvanga, which earned $1,684 in one theater. Last Passenger was well back with an average of $933 in ten theaters. Finally, there's From the Rough, which had a rough opening earning an average of $769 in nearly 200 theaters.
This past week also saw milestones reached for a couple of Per Theater Chart alumni:
- Island of Lemurs: Madagascar reached $1 million over the weekend and should continue to do well in IMAX theaters for a while.
- The Grand Budapest Hotel reached $45 million since this time last week (and it will get to $50 million this weekend.) It has overtaken About Last Night, although Muppets Most Wanted managed to stay ahead of it for another week.
Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Locke, Wakolda, Blue Ruin, Jeune & Jolie, For No Good Reason, Last Passenger, From the Rough, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, The Grand Budapest Hotel