Per Theater Chart: Iron Isn't Tarnished during Sophomore Stint

January 10th, 2012

The $10,000 club was again crowded this week and, as expected for this time of year, it was filled almost entirely by holdovers. Iron Lady remained the top film with an average of $35,275 in five theaters and it should start hitting major milestones very soon. Pina's average grew, again, reaching $27,676 in three theaters. Hopefully it will start expanding quickly, before its momentum fades. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned an average of $16,521 in six theaters. Its mixed reviews haven't taken too much of a toll, yet. A Separation doubled its theater count, but its per theater average remained relatively steady at $15,440. The overall box office leader, The Devil Inside, was next at $14,763. Finally, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia opened with $10,652 in one theater.

None of the rest of the new limited releases came close to the $10,000 club with Norwegian Wood coming the closest at $4,333 in three theaters. Roadie was next with $2,661 in one theater. King of Devil's Island missed the Mendoza Line with just $1,411 in one theater over the weekend. Beneath the Darkness opened with an average of just $1,067 in nine theaters.

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

  • A Dangerous Method reached $2 million over the weekend, while it should have no trouble getting to $3 million.
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy's first foray in the top ten helped it reach $10 million and given its per theater average, it should have no trouble hitting several more major milestones.
  • My Week with Marilyn also got to $10 million over the weekend, but that's as far as that film will go.

- C.S.Strowbridge

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, The Iron Lady, Pina, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, The Devil Inside, Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da, Noruwei no mori, Roadie, Kongen av Bastøy , Beneath the Darkness, A Dangerous Method, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, My Week with Marilyn