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Sun is Still Shining on Per Theatre Charts

August 8th, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine saw its theatre count explode from 7 to 58 over the weekend and this obviously had a detrimental effect on its per theatre average. However, it held on as strong as one could expect and earned more than enough to win the race on the per theatre charts. In fact, its $25,521 was double to second place film. That film was the overall box office leader, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which opened with just over $47 million in 3,803 theatres for an average of $12,370. The final film to top $10,000 was Quinceanera with an average of $11,925 in its 8 theatres. This is a strong enough start to assure the film will expand and perhaps enough to grab some mainstream success.

Just missing out on the $10,000 club was The Bridesmaid with $9,046 in one theatre. Shaadi Karke Phas Gaye Yaar got off to a reasonable start with $140,000 in 27 theatres for an average of $5,276. The rest of the new releases were well back with My Country, My Country earning $3,546 in 1 theatre, Shock to the System earning $2,750 in 2, and My Favorite Hitler Youth: Just Like You and Me a tiny $203. The last film has a title that is practically guaranteed to turn people off; it is actually about Karl Nischwitz and how he fled Germany in the 1930s only to come to the United States and fight the Nazis in World War II.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Per Theatre Charts alumni:

  • Little Miss Sunshine massive expansion this weekend helped it top $1 million on Friday and $2 million by Sunday.
  • Scoop fell 40% during its second weekend of release, but that was more than enough for it to reach $5 million over the weekend. It could reach $10 million during its run, but I'm not overly confident it will.


Filed under: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Little Miss Sunshine, Scoop, Quinceanera, La Demoiselle d'honneur, My Country My Country, Shock to the System, My Favorite Hitler Youth: Just Like You & Me