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Per Theater Chart: Last Lions Opens in First Place

February 23rd, 2011

There were a pair of $10,000 films on the per theater chart this week, led by The Last Lions with an average of $13,336 in four theaters. I Am was relatively close behind with $10,500 in one theater.

There were a couple of other new limited releases that did well. Brotherhood opened with $7,873 in one theater, while Even the Rain took in an average of $6,716 in its eight theaters. On the other hand, Vanishing on Seventh Street struggled with just $2,898 in one theater. Saat Khoon Maaf's average was $2,525, but it was playing in dozens of theaters, so that was a mitigating factor. The Chaperone was also playing in more than a few theaters, but that's not enough to compensate for an average of $1,270 in ten. Genesis Code was even weaker with an average of $1,088, but it was playing in 17 theaters. Finally, Immigration Tango opened with $14,432, but that was in 30 theaters for an average of just $481.

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

  • Made in Dagenham made it to $1 million since last week, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Not only did Cedar Rapids reach $1 million over the weekend, it also expanded its theater count past 100 theaters and maintained a strong average. It could remain in theaters for a while.
  • Biutiful got to $3 million earlier than expected, and $4 million is all but guaranteed.
  • Barney's Version has $2 million, if you just count the United States, and $4 million if you count its native Canada.
  • Black Swan made it all the way to the century mark, something relatively few wide releases manage to do. It now has more than Due Date and it is closing in on The Expendables.
  • The King's Speech also reached $100 million since last week and it now is in a virtual tie with Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Barney's Version, Made in Dagenham, Cedar Rapids, Black Swan, Biutiful, The King’s Speech, The Last Lions, Genesis Code, I Am, Brotherhood, Vanishing on Seventh Street, The Chaperone, I Am, Immigration Tango, Even the Rain, Saat Khoon Maaf