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Close Race on Per Theater Charts, But Both Films Fall Short

March 8th, 2005

No film was able to reach the $10,000 club on the per theater charts this week, but at least two films were close. Leading the way was the overall box office leader, The Pacifier, which opened with an average of $9,758. In second place with $9,020 was last week's winner, Downfall.

This past week also saw some milestones reached for several Per Theater Chart alumnus:

  • Thanks in part to its Best Documentary Oscar, Born Into Brothels more than doubled last week's performance hitting $1 million along the way.
  • Another Oscar winner hit a milestone this week as Best Foreign Language Film, The Sea Inside, hit $1 million during the mid-week.
  • Bride and Prejudice hit $2 million late last week and is already at nearly $3 million. However, it looks like it may have peaked at the box office.
  • Les Choristes hit $3 million over the weekend. However, most of that has come from its earlier run in Quebec.
  • Hotel Rwanda had another $1 million weekend hitting $20 million along the way.
  • Another week, another milestone for Sideways, this time it hit $65 million while topping About Schmidt to become Alexander Payne's biggest box office hit. All without hitting the top five, which is generally the cut off point for this list.

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