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Last Finishes First on the Per Theater Chart

January 20th, 2010

The Last Station started its run on top of the per theater chart with an average of $24,574 in three theaters, which was nearly double its nearest competitor. That film was Crazy Heart, which remained in second place with an average of $13,776. That was a decline of just 1.6% from last weekend despite some significant expansion. With a couple of Golden Globe wins, there's little doubt it will remain in theaters for some time to come. Fish Tank was in a virtual tie with an average of $13,750 in two theaters; in fact, since that is still an estimate, it might climb into second place. On the other hand, since Avatar was right behind with $13,025, it could slip a spot. The final film in the $10,000 club was The Book of Eli with an average of $10,540, which was better than expected.

There were only two other new limited release and neither of them came close $10,000. 44 Inch Chest performed reasonably well with $4,185 in one theater; however, Chance Pe Dance struggled with an average of $1,734 in 68.

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

  • Crazy Heart had the best weekend of its run so far and topped $2 million in the process.
  • Broken Embraces hit $3 million over the weekend and should get to $4 million before too long.
  • A Single Man also hit $3 million over the weekend and should get to $4 million by this time next week.
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus made it to $5 million over the weekend, if you include Monday, but $10 million is likely out of reach.
  • Likewise, The Young Victoria made it to $5 million, but unless it does well throughout the remainder of Awards Season, $10 million might be too much to ask.


Filed under: Los abrazos rotos, The Last Station, The Young Victoria, 44 Inch Chest, A Single Man, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Book of Eli, Avatar, Crazy Heart, Fish Tank