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Per Theater Chart: None of the Competition could Catch Foxcatcher

November 19th, 2014

Foxcatcher poster

Foxcatcher was the latest Oscar-hopeful to top the per theater chart earning an average of $45,146 in six theaters. This practically guarantees some measure of mainstream success; however, unless it can earn some Awards Season nominations, it likely won't expand truly wide. Likewise, The Theory of Everything expanded to 41 theaters earning an average of $17,937. It also reached its first major milestone over the weekend and will earn more in the future. The overall number one film, Dumb and Dumber To, was next with an average of $11,450, while The Homesman was right behind with an average of $11,358 in four theaters.

We only have numbers for two other new limited releases, both of which opened in a few hundred theaters. Rosewater opened with an average of $3,111 in 371 theaters, which isn't great, but isn't bad given the size of its release. Saving Christmas was a little weaker at $2,420 in 410. Neither film is likely to expand beyond this point.

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

  • Rosewater also opened with just over $1 million, but it should have better legs.
  • The Theory of Everything hit $1 million in just its second weekend of release and it has the potential to expand significantly more.
  • Whiplash had its biggest weekend in its run so far and that helped it it $2 million. It should have no problem getting to $3 million, but it won't expand significantly beyond where it is now.
  • Birdman reached $10 million after about a month of release. It won't expand significantly, but it still should reach $15 million, maybe more, if it picks up some Awards Season nominations.

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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, Dumb and Dumber To, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Rosewater, The Homesman, Saving Christmas