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Per Theater Chart: Slave Showered with Riches

October 22nd, 2013

12 Years a Slave opened with a stellar average of $48,617 in 19 theaters. With a planned expansion, this is a great start. All is Lost was well back with an average of $15,597 in six theaters. This isn't a bad start and its reviews suggest long legs, but it might get overshadowed by 12 Years a Slave. The final film in the $10,000 club was Kill Your Darlings, which was right behind with an average of $14,750 in four theaters.

Like last week, there were several more new limited releases with a wide range of results. American Promise earned an average of $9,125 in two theaters, leading the best of the rest. The Bastards and Camille Claudel: 1915 were neck and neck with $5,130 and $5,106 respectively. Both films were only playing in one theater over the weekend, but Camille Claudel: 1915 debuted on Wednesday and earned $6,640 during its five-day debut. Torn is also playing in just one theater and it was very close behind with $4,881. I'm in Love with a Church Girl was the biggest limited release of the week, both in terms of theater count and raw dollars. However, the theater count was relatively bigger than the box office numbers leaving it with a per theater average of just $2,127. Birth of the Living Dead was last with an average of $207 in six theaters. I guess documentaries and zombies don't mix.

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

  • Pulling Strings reached $5 million over the weekend, but that's likely the last major milestone it will get to.
  • Enough Said topped $10 million over the weekend, which is more than Getaway managed in total. It should be able to get to $15 million, but after that is a stretch.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Kill Your Darlings, All is Lost, Getaway, 12 Years a Slave, I'm in Love with a Church Girl, Enough Said, American Promise, Birth of the Living Dead, Camille Claudel: 1915, Pulling Strings, Torn