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Per Theater Chart: Buyers Market

November 7th, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $28,985 in nine theaters. Add in its reviews and this is a great start. 12 Years a Slave was finally pushed out of top spot, but it still has a very strong showing with an average of $11,688 in more than 400 theaters.

We have numbers for several other new limited releases, nearly all of which did well. The Perverts Guide to Ideology was the best of the rest earning $9,165 in its lone theater. Its subject matter likely won't allow it to expand truly wide, but this is still a great start. The Broken Circle Breakdown earned $7,075 in its one theater. Running from Crazy was close behind with $6,822 in one theater, while Sal was even closer behind with $6,750, again in one theater. About Time was one of the biggest limited releases of the week playing in 175 theaters, but it did well with an average of $6,150. Krrish 3 was the other big limited release playing in 208 theaters and earning an average of $5,385. I said nearly all did well, but Mr. Nobody was one of the two exceptions. It only managed an average of $1,612 in four theaters, while A Perfect Man only earned an average of $194 in two theaters.

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

  • All is Lost got to $1 million very early in the weekend and by the end of the weekend, it was nearly halfway to $2 million.
  • Krrish 3 opened with more than $1 million, so it obviously reached that milestone over the weekend. These films rarely have good legs, but it should at least get to $2 million.
  • About Time also opened with more than $1 million and it is looking to expanding wide this weekend, so it should have no trouble getting to many more milestones after it expands.
  • I'm in Love with a Church Girl made it passed $2 million, but that's as far as its going to go.
  • 12 Years a Slave topped $5 million early in the weekend, while it will get passed $10 million before the weekend starts.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, All is Lost, About Time, 12 Years a Slave, I'm in Love with a Church Girl, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Sal, A Perfect Man, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, Running from Crazy, Krrish 3