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Thank Goodness for Organized Crime

May 1st, 2007

Only one film managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend, as Triad Election pulled in $10,811 over the weekend and $12,696 since Wednesday, all in one theater. Zoo just missed that mark with $9,920, but only $7,810 of that came over the weekend.

Ta Ra Rum Pum was the best of the rest, earning an average of $5,001 in 85 theaters while Jindabyne was close behind with an average of $4,716 in 6. Those were not great starts, but not terrible either. The rest of the week's new releases were not so lucky. Fakers was next with $22,750 in 7 theaters for an average of $3,250 and Poison Friends earned $2,980 in one. Diggers opened with an average of $1,933 in its 17 theaters, which is further proof that given the option between seeing a film at home or in a theater, many people will choose the former. Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace opened with an average or $1,418, or less than the average price for a film print. Snow Cake's four month delay didn't help as it barely cracked $5,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $1,258. Two new releases failed to reach even $1,000 on the per theater chart, with Something to Cheer About taking in $712 and The Dog Problem earning $457.

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

  • Black Book made it to $1 million over the weekend, but its per theater average suggests it won't expand much further, making additional milestones more difficult to reach.
  • The Namesake reached $10 million midweek, but that should be the last milestone for the film.

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Filed under: Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai, Zoo, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Jindabyne, Fakers, Les amitiés maléfiques, Diggers, Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace, Snow Cake, Something to Cheer About, Dog Problem, The, Zwartboek, The Namesake