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Theater Averages: The Lady in the Van tops Yearly Chart with $18,066

January 20th, 2016

The Lady in the Van

I know it is early in the year, but The Lady in the Van has set the record for best opening theater average for 2016 at $18,066. That record likely won't last very long, but it is good for this time of year. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Ride Along 2, which earned an average of $11,100.

There were only two other new limited releases that we have numbers for. Detective Chinatown opened in 33 theaters, which is a lot, but it managed an average of $8,493 and that is a very solid start. Band of Robbers, on the other hand, was playing in 17 theaters, as well as on VOD. The latter is largely responsible for its average, which was a mere $872.

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

Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Ride Along 2, Spotlight, The Big Short, The Lady in the Van, Macbeth, Youth, Tang ren jie tan an, Band of Robbers