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Fighting to the Top of the Per Theater Chart

December 14th, 2010

The Fighter started its run on top of the per theater chart with an average of $75,003 in four theaters. That's not the best per theater average of the year, or even of recent weeks, but it does suggest it will perform well when it expands wide on Friday. Black Swan remained potent on the per theater chart despite very significant expansion. It earned an average of $36,726 in 90 theaters, which is more than enough to assume further expansion over the coming weeks. The King's Speech was close behind with an average of $31,148 in 19 theaters during its third week of release.

There were a couple other new limited releases that did well during their opening, including The Tempest, which opened with an average of $8,487 in five theaters. And Everything is Going Fine was better than fine, with $7,035 in its lone theater. On the other hand, No Problem had some problems attracting moviegoers, finishing with an average of $2,882, but it was playing in more than 80 theaters. The re-release of Shoah was likely just one ticket sale behind with $2,874 in one theater. You Won't Miss Me also played in just one theater earning $2,240. Hemingway's Garden of Eden bombed with an average of just $886 in 14 theaters.

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

  • Guzaarish just made it to $1 million before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • The King's Speech also made it to $1 million over the weekend, but it is far from done.
  • Inside Job finally cracked $3 million just before the weekend, but that's likely as far as it will go.
  • Black Swan has already reached $5 million and the only question is how much more can it earn before it expands wide.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, The Fighter, The Tempest, Black Swan, Inside Job, The King’s Speech, Guzaarish, You Won’t Miss Me, Hemingway's Garden of Eden, And Everything is Going Fine, Shoah