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Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015


Grandma led all of the new releases, both in terms of reviews and in terms of per theater average. The film opened with $116,000 in four theaters for an average of $28,885. There was a very tight race for second place between The Quay Brothers in 35MM ($16,955 in one theater) and Learning to Drive ($16.504 in four theaters).

There were not a lot of other new limited releases, but two of them did really well. Station to Station just missed entry into the $10,000 club with $9,494 in one theater. Digging for Fire was relatively close behind with an average of $8,181 in three theaters. Top Spin was well back with $2,177 in its lone theater. There were also two films that missed the Mendoza Line ($2,000 per theatre), starting with Slow Learners, which earned $948 in one theater over the weekend for a total opening of $1,405. Finally, Guidance managed an average of just $777 in two theaters.

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

  • Assassination hit $1 million before the weekend. Given its per theater average, it should see its theater count expand. However, instead it has lost 6 theaters since its debut.
  • The End of the Tour hit $1 million before the weekend and should get to $2 million before this weekend. However, its per theater average is low enough that it will likely start losing theaters from now on.
  • As expected, Mr. Holmes reached $15 million. This is more than Strange Magic finished with and that film opened in more than 3,000 theaters.


Filed under: Theater Averages, Mr. Holmes, Learning to Drive, The End of the Tour, Digging for Fire, Grandma, Guidance, Station to Station, Slow Learners, Top Spin, Assassination, The Quay Brothers in 35MM