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Per Theater Chart: Hannah Finished North of East

June 5th, 2013

Hannah Arendt earned first place on the per theater chart with $31,270 in one theater. That was well ahead of the second-place film, The East, which earned an average of $19,258 in four theaters. The Kings of Summer also opened in four theaters and it earned a per theater average of $14,741. Before Midnight expanded into 31 theaters earning an average of $13,042. It should still expand further and it will have no problem getting to a major milestone or two... or more likely three or four major milestones. Now You See Me earned a surprise second place on the overall chart, while it just managed to reach the $10,000 club on the per theater chart with $10,002. If it were playing in just one additional theater and earned the same overall box office, it would have missed the $10,000 mark.

There were not a lot of other new limited releases, and a couple of them really struggled. The History of Future Folk opened with $5,775 in one theater, which at first glance doesn't seem great. However, the film had very limited showings over the weekend. Shadow Dancer was also good, but not great, with an average of $5,336 in two theaters. The Wall barely avoided the Mendoza Line with just $2,188 in its lone theater. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan wasn't as lucky with an average of $388 in two.

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

  • Ginger and Rosa just crossed $1 million over the weekend. On the one hand, not that many limited releases make it this far. On the other hand, given the pre-release buzz, I was hoping for a little more.
  • Frances Ha also reached $1 million since this time last week, but unlike Ginger and Rosa, it will get to more major milestones.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Now You See Me, The East, Frances Ha, Ginger & Rosa, Before Midnight, Shadow Dancer, The Kings of Summer, Hannah Arendt, Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan, The History of Future Folk, Die Wand