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Competition Takes a Dive against The Savages

December 5th, 2007

The Savages easily won the race on the per theater chart, scoring $150,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $37,965, and that's with a Wednesday opening. Over five days, the film earned an average of just over $46,000. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with $75,000 in three theaters for an average of $25,240.

No other new release came close to $10,000 with The Protagonist leading the best of the rest earning $4,495 in its one theater. Aaja Nachle was the widest limited release at 66 theaters, but it only managed an average of $3,902. Three films earned between $2,000 and $1,000: Oswald's Ghost at $1,796, Chronicle of an Escape at $1,307, and The Sasquatch Gang at $1,051. Finally, Badland missed that mark with just $962.

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

  • I'm Not There reached $1 million early last week and should hit $2 million before next week.
  • As expected, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead topped $4 million over the weekend and will have no trouble getting to $5 million soon. However, for the first time its weekend haul dipped, which will make future milestones a lot harder.
  • Lars and the Real Girl made it all the way to $5 million, which is an impressive feat. However, that might not be enough to get it noticed during award season.


Filed under: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Savages, Le Scaphandre et le Papillon, Lars and the Real Girl, I'm Not There, Aaja Nachle, Protagonist, The Sasquatch Gang, Crónica de una fuga, Badland, Oswald's Ghost