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Per Theater Chart: Way Way is Strong Strong

July 9th, 2013

The Way Way Back earned top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $29,094 in nineteen theaters. This suggests a lot of room to expand, while it should reach its first milestone shortly. The overall box office leader, Despicable Me 2 was next with an average of $20,895. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,450 in nearly 900 theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Museum Hours with an average of $10,427 in three theaters.

There were a few other new limited releases, but most bombed. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me did very well with an average of $7,548 in two theaters, but it was the only film to do well. The Look of Love and Stuck in Love both missed the Mendoza Line with averages of $1,702 and $1,665 respectively. A Girl and a Gun only earned a fraction of the Mendoza Line with an average of $192 in nine theaters, while Hammer of the Gods managed an average of just $82 in two.

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

  • What Maisie Knew crossed $1 million before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Fill the Void topped $1 million just before the weekend. It is losing theaters, so it might have trouble getting to $2 million.
  • The Kings of Summer got to $1 million early in the weekend, but that is likely as far as it will go.
  • Twenty Feet From Stardom reached $1 million late in the weekend, but it should have no trouble getting to $2 million before long.
  • Before Midnight didn't reach a major milestone, but as expected, it became the biggest film in the Before Trilogy.

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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Despicable Me 2, Museum Hours, What Maisie Knew, Hammer of the Gods, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Stuck in Love, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, 20 Feet From Stardom, Lemale et ha'halal, Before Midnight, The Way Way Back, The Kings of Summer, A Girl and a Gun, The Look of Love, Before Sunrise