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Company Done Good

January 4th, 2005

As you can probably guess from the grammatically incorrect headline, In Good Company took top spot on the Per Theatre Charts with an amazing $50,583 average in three theatres over the weekend and a total of $225,000 since the film opened on Wednesday. Coming in second is the oldest film in the $10,000 club, Million Dollar Baby, which saw its per theatre average jump to $30,164 in nine theatres and has already topped $1 million during its limited run. Hotel Rwanda also saw its per theatre average climb and earned $20,340 in 7 theatres and needs to expand quickly to take advantage of its strong start. Oscar hopeful, The Merchant of Venice, started well with nearly $70,000 over the weekend and over $100,000 since its Wednesday opening, which works out to a $17,467 average in 4 theatres. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Meet the Fockers with an average of $11,845.

This past week also saw some milestones reached for several Per Theatre Charts alumnus:

  • The Machinist started off well but couldn’t maintain its per theatre average as it expanded, however, it still managed to cross $1 million over the weekend.
  • The Work and the Glory also crossed $1 million over the weekend.
  • Swades also crossed $1 million over the weekend, but is fading fast at the box office.
  • Unlike Million Dollar baby, which hit $1 million and should easily reach several more milestones before long.
  • Beyond the Sea had a major expansion over the weekend and took in more than $1 million, however, it just failed to cross $2 million by Sunday.
  • A Very Long Engagement had its best weekend of its run crossing $2 million very early in the weekend and should continue to cross milestones. However, given the high expectations, it will still be seen as a disappointment.
  • House of Flying Daggers made it to $4 million, a very respectable figure for a foreign language film, but not up to expectations.
  • What the #$’! Do We Know has lasted a long time at the theatres hitting $10 million during the mid-week. It’s good that people are interested in science, but unfortunately this film has as much to do with real science as The Core does.
  • Sideways continues its impressive run as it crossed $20 million during the mid-week and depending on how many Oscar nominations it earns, it could cross many more milestones.
  • The other major Oscar contender, Finding Neverland, also made it to $20 million over the mid-week and should also cross many more milestones.

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Filed under: Meet the Fockers, Million Dollar Baby, Sideways, Finding Neverland, In Good Company, Hotel Rwanda, House of Flying Daggers, What the #$'! Do We Know, A Very Long Engagement, Beyond the Sea, The Merchant of Venice, The Work and the Glory, The Machinist