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Per Theater Chart: Gravity Escapes Massive Competition

October 9th, 2013

There were a ton of new releases this week, but Gravity was pulled down by the mass of new releases. It lead the way on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $15,604. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Linsanity, which earned an average of $11,051 in nine theaters.

There were several new limited releases that did rather well, but also more than a few that bombed. A Touch of Sin did very well with an average of $9,934 in two theaters. The Face Reader earned an average of $8,406 in 19 theaters, which is an excellent start, especially for that theater count. Likewise, Pulling Strings's per theater average was strong at $6,375, which is a good opening; however, it was playing in 387 theaters, which makes it an excellent start. A.C.O.D. was right behind with an average of $6,334 in three theaters. Five Dances opened in just one theater with $5,788, while Let the Fire Burn earned $5,226 in one theater over the weekend and $7,735 from Wednesday through Sunday. Concussion was not as strong with an average of $4,108 in two theaters.

The Summit earned an average of $2,613 in eight theaters. That's weak, but not nearly as bad as it got this weekend. Dislecksia: The Movie opened with $2,213 in its lone theater. Grace Unplugged opened with nearly $1 million over the weekend and normally that would be fantastic for a limited release. However, it was playing in more that 500 theaters, so its average was just $1,953. It wasn't the only film to miss the Mendoza Line. Besharam opened in 217 theaters with an average of just $1,792. Nothing Left to Fear only managed an average of $1,577 in five theaters, but that still wasn't the weakest new release of the weekend. Parkland was one of a few films playing in more than 200 theaters, but it only managed an average of $1,207. Argento's Dracula 3D was well back with an average of $514 in six theaters. Meanwhile All is Bright and Bad Milo had very similar averages of $456 and $409 respectively.

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

  • Thanks for Sharing hit $1 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Pulling Strings opened with more than $2 million over the weekend and it should have no trouble getting to $5 million before long. Can it get much further than that? It is too soon to tell.
  • Metallica: Through the Never's expansion didn't go as well as the studio would have liked, but it still reached $2 million since this time last week. It will have no trouble getting to $3 million, but that might be it.
  • Enough Said topped $5 million over the weekend and it has the potential to expand a little more. If it can, it should reach $10 million before too long.
  • Instructions Not Included fell out of the top ten, but it rose past $40 million over the weekend. It became the first Spanish-language film to reach that milestone.

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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Gravity, Metallica Through the Never, Thanks for Sharing, Bad Milo, Grace Unplugged, All is Bright, Nothing Left to Fear, A.C.O.D., The Summit, No se Aceptan Devoluciones, Concussion, Enough Said, Parkland, Let the Fire Burn, Tian zhu ding, Pulling Strings, Five Dances, Linsanity, Besharam, Argento's Dracula 3D, Gwansang, Dislecksia: The Movie