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Per Theater Chart: Taken to the Top

October 9th, 2012

Taken 2 was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart earning an average of $13,525. The best new limited release was The Paperboy, which came very close with an average of $9,337 in eleven theaters.

There were a lot of other new limited releases, but only a few did well. Wuthering Heights earned $8,956 in its lone theater. English Vinglish was playing in 88 theaters, but that didn't hurt its per theater average too much, as it opened with an average of $8,471. The House I Live In earned an average of $8,227 in two theaters. On the other hand, Decoding Deepak struggled with an average of just $3,017 in three theaters. A pair of documentaries were in a virtual tie with The Revisionaries leading Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare by $2,608 to $2,579. V/H/S was weak with an average of $2,275 in 16 theaters. It was playing in a lot of theaters and it was a horror film, so this explains its poor opening. Bel Borba Aqui missed the Mendoza Line over the weekend with just $1,869, but it did earn $2,507 from Wednesday through Sunday. The Oranges opened in more than 100 theaters, but it flopped with an average of just $1,804. Butter was even worse with an average of $788 in 90 theaters. Finally, Trade of Innocents only managed $588 in one theater.

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

  • Sleepwalk With Me reached $2 million, but that's as far as it will go.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower topped $2 million and $3 million over the weekend and it might be at $5 million by this time next week.
  • The Master made it to $10 million before the weekend and is nearly halfway to $15 million after the weekend.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Butter, The Oranges, Taken 2, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wuthering Heights, Trade of Innocents, Decoding Deepak, The Master, V/H/S, Sleepwalk With Me, The Paperboy, The Revisionaries, Bel Borba Aqui, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, English Vinglish, The House I Live In