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Per Theater Chart: We Need to Talk About Holdovers

January 18th, 2012

It was a busy week on the per theater chart with five films in the $10,000 club; however, all but one of those films were holdovers. Leading the way was We Need to Talk About Kevin, which returned to theaters after its week-long Oscar qualification run. It earned an average of $21,123 in two theaters. Pina doubled its theater count, but remained strong in second place with an average of $20,740 in six theaters. Even if it doesn't expand significantly, it will reach some major milestones. Despite mixed reviews, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is earning very strong legs. This past weekend it dipped just 8% while earning an average of $15,172 in six theaters. It expands wide on Friday and it should do quite well. The only new release of the week to reach the $10,000 club was Sophomore, which opened with an estimated $13,000 in its lone theater. Finally, we get to A Separation, which earned an average of $11,977 in six theaters. Hopefully it will expand to take advantage of is success thus far.

The best of the rest of the new limited releases was Sing Your Song with an average of $6,730 in two theaters. Newlyweds earned $4,584 in one theater. Domaine was well back in $2,810, also in one theater. Vettai struggled with an average of just $2,586, but it was playing in 34 theaters. The Divide was right behind with an average of $2,386 in seven theaters. Man on a Mission missed the Mendoza Line with an average of just $858 in four theaters.

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

  • Carnage expanded significantly over the weekend and that helped it reach $1 million in total. However, its per theater average is low enough that further expansion is unlikely.
  • The Iron Lady wasn't able to reach the top ten during its expansion, but it did get to $5 million. It should expand at least somewhat.
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy continues to do well in semi-wide release and that helped it reach $15 million in total.
  • The Descendants got to $45 million at the box office. As of Monday, it was just ahead of Arthur Christmas and just behind The Dilemma.

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Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, The Descendants, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Iron Lady, Pina, Carnage, Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Newlyweds, The Divide, Vettai, Sing Your Song, Man on a Mission, Sophomore, Domaine