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Sylvia Wins Week as the Only Film to Top $10 Thousand

October 21st, 2003

As Oscar season approaches, more and more contenders from major studios will be released in an attempt to sway Oscar voters. Because of this, smaller companies can get squeezed out of the marketplace. This week was a perfect example of that as the Sylvia Plath biopic was the only film to earn more than $10,000 on a per theatre basis. It earned $58,940 in just three theatres for an average of $19,647, more than double its nearest competitor.

There was a clump of movies between $8,000 and $10,000 this week including this week's box office champ, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Thanksgiving Day movie Pieces of April.

Interestingly, Bubba Ho-Tep saw an increase in its per theatre average in its fifth week of the chart. The latest Bruce Campbell film earned nearly $110,000 in just 22 theatres for an average of $4,994.


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Filed under: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pieces of April, Sylvia