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Girls are Just Dreamy

December 19th, 2006

Dreamgirls set a new record per theater average for a live action film over the weekend by pulling in $380,000 in three movie houses for an average of $126,317. While this is significantly ahead of the previous record holder, Brokeback Mountain, it is important to note that tickets for Dreamgirls were $25, meaning there were 5,000 tickets sold per theater compared to 10,000 for Brokeback. On a tickets-per-theater average the film is more in line with Sideways or In Good Company, which is still a very good result. The only other film to crack $10,000 was The Good German at $15,363.

There were just two other limited releases this week, with The Secret Life of Words pulling in $5,309 and Kabul Express managing $2,852.

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

  • Shut Up and Sing finally made it to $1 million over the weekend, which is a good result for a documentary.
  • Little Children got a bit of a bounce over the weekend and that helped it reach $2 million over the weekend.
  • For Your Consideration topped $5 million over the weekend. On the one hand, that's a good result for a limited release (and more than some wide releases have made). On the other hand, it is weak compared to Christopher Guest's previous films.
  • The Queen has reached $25 million, but unless it wins some Oscars and earns a re-release / expansion, that is as far as it will go.

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Filed under: Dreamgirls, Brokeback Mountain, The Queen, For Your Consideration, Little Children, The Good German, Shut Up and Sing