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Honeymoon Not Over for Old Men

November 20th, 2007

Margot at the Wedding won the race on the per theater chart with just over $80,000 in two theater for an average of $40,518. No Country for Old Men was pushed into second place, but it managed seventh place on the overall chart with over $3 million in just 148 theaters, giving the film an impressive average of $20,782. The only other film to top $10,000 was Holly with $12,442 in its lone theater.

What Would Jesus Buy? came close to the $10,000 mark with $9,527 in its lone theater while Smiley Face had a reasonable opening with $5,993 in its one theater. The rest of the films all missed the $2,000 mark, led by Southland Tales with $1,959. Redacted opened with just over $25,000 in 15 theaters for an average of $1,709; however, it also opened on pay per view and that hurts box office numbers. Eleven Men Out took in just $1,302, which is not surprising since it is a niche market, of a niche market, of a niche market film.

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

  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead reached $2 million over the weekend, but it has likely peaked at the box office. It should have little difficulty reaching more milestones, though.
  • Om Shanti Om also reached $2 million since last week, but it fell sharply as most niche films often do.
  • Lars and the Real Girl made it to $4 million over the weekend and $5 million should be no problem.
  • No Country for Old Men topped $4 million and should expand enough to graduate from this list.
  • Bella made it all the way to $5 million and while $10 million will be tough to reach, it isn't out of the question.
  • It's been very rare for a limited release to make it to $10 million this year, but The Darjeeling Limited managed to do just that this weekend.


Filed under: No Country for Old Men, The Darjeeling Limited, Bella, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Lars and the Real Girl, Om Shanti Om, Margot at the Wedding, Southland Tales, What Would Jesus Buy?, Holly, Redacted, Smiley Face, Strákarnir okkar