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Per Theater Chart: Very Little Room at the Top

October 21st, 2015

Room

Room was in a close race for top spot on the per theater with last week's winner, but it came out on top with an average of $29,575 in four theaters. Steve Jobs was right behind with an average of $25,212 in 60. This film is going to expand wide this weekend and could lead the weekend. The Assassin earned an average of $11,973 in four theaters, which is strong for a foreign-language film. Meanwhile, Truth was right behind with an average of $11,039 in six.

There was a wide spread of the new limited releases. All Things Must Pass came close to the $10,000 club with an average of $9,501 in two theaters. A Ballerina's Tale was well back with an average of $4,694 in two theaters. Experimenter pulled in an average of $2,894 in three theaters. Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 was playing in 49 theaters, which is a lot, which explains why it only managed an average of $2,191. On the other hand, Death Valley was only playing two theaters and earned an average of just $2,172. Beasts of No Nation missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $1,645 in 31 theaters. Finally, there's Cut Snake. This film only managed an average of $49 in two theaters. That's not the worst average, that "honor" goes to The Worst Movie EVER!, which earned $11 in its lone theater.

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

  • 99 Homes topped $1 million before the weekend, but its per theater average is so low that it likely won't get further at the box office.
  • Likewise, He Named Me Malala also reached $1 million before the weekend, but it also has a per theater average so low that it likely won't get to $2 million.
  • Ladrones got past $2 million over the weekend. It should get to $3 million very soon, but $4 million might be out of reach.
  • Steve Jobs rocketed past $1 million before the weekend and $2 million over the weekend. It is going to expand wide this Friday and it could be over $30 million by this time next week.
  • Irrational Man just crossed $4 million. It took about two months to get from $3 million to $4 million and it will go no further. This is great for the average limited release, but weak for a Woody Allen film.
  • Sicario cracked $30 million just before the weekend and topped Woman in Gold as the biggest limited release hit of the year. It won't hold onto that title for long, as Steve Jobs could hold it in just two weeks.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Nie yin niang, 99 Homes, Steve Jobs, Room, Experimenter, Sicario, Beasts of No Nation, Ladrones, He Named Me Malala, Cut Snake, Truth, A Ballerina's Tale, Death Valley, All Things Must Pass, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Woody Allen