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Frances is Lone Bright Spot on Per Theater Chart

May 23rd, 2013

Frances Ha earned first place on the per theater chart with an average of $34,350 in four theaters. This is strong enough to suggest serious potential to expand. The overall number one film, Star Trek into Darkness, placed second with an average of $18,140. That's a fantastic start, but lower than expected.

There were many other new limited releases, only one of which was able to have an above average start. Becoming Traviata earned $5,040 in one theater over the weekend and $6,282 from Wednesday through Sunday. The English Teacher opened meekly with an average of $3,001 in two theaters. Despite its reviews, Augustine struggled with an average of $2,723 in five theaters. Bidder 70 was right behind with $2,477 in a single theater. Pieta earned good reviews, but not good enough as it only managed an average of $519 in 12 theaters. Shootout at Wadala was much, much worse with an average of just $100 in 89. That is a really high theater count, but it is a Bollywood film, so it shouldn't have been a major factor.

There was only one limited release alumnus to hit a major milestone this weekend, but what a milestone. Mud topped $10 million, which is a fantastic number for a limited release.


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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mud, Hangul, Frances Ha, The English Teacher, Traviata et nous, Augustine, Bidder 70, Shootout at Wadala