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Per Theater Chart: Grandma's Road Trip to Success

August 26th, 2015

Grandma

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.

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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