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Once is Number One on Per Theater Chart

May 22nd, 2007

Once won a close race for top spot on the per theater chart, just topping Shrek the Third $30,951 to $29,507. Brand Upon the Brain! held up better than expected, earning an average of $18,907 in its three theaters while Chalk was the only other film to top $10,000 with $13,363.

There were a couple of new releases that did moderately well, but most failed to connect with moviegoers. The best of these were Private Property and Brooklyn Rules, which earned $7,543 and $7,361 respectively. Severance came close to earning a passable per theater average with $4,158, but even that suggests the film will have to wait until the home market to find an audience. Even Money was close behind with $3,744. The Wendell Baker Story's long delay to get to theaters didn't help it out as it brought in just $2,831. Likewise, Fay Grim was hurt by its quick trip to the home market with an opening average of $2,208. Further down the list we find Flanders at $1,900 while Hollywood Dreams bombed at just $920.

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

  • After the Wedding reached $1 million over the weekend, but it has peaked at the box office and will not be able to reach $2 million.
  • The Valet made it to $1 million late last week and should be able to hit $2 million before its run is over.
  • Away from Her topped $1 million over the weekend and could hit $2 million as early as this time next week.
  • Waitress hit $1 million during the week and $2 million over the weekend. And with a per theater average within striking distance of $10,000, it should handle this week's expansion very gracefully.

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Filed under: Shrek the Third, Waitress, Once, Away From Her, La doublure, Efter brylluppet, Brooklyn Rules, Chalk, Brand Upon the Brain!, Hollywood Dreams, Severance, The Wendell Baker Story, Fay Grim, Even Money, Nue propriété, Flandres