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Theater Averages: Mermaid Nearly Cracks $1,000,000

February 24th, 2016

The Mermaid

The Mermaid led the way as far as limited releases were concerned with $985,000 in 35 theaters for an average of $28,144. The film has broken records in China, which we will talk about more tomorrow with the international top five. The Embrace of the Serpent was next with an average of $16,985 in three theaters over the weekend, while it earned an average of $20,721 during its five-day opening. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Deadpool with an average of $15,172. On a related note, Warner Bros. has announced an R-rated Blu-ray for Batman v. Superman. The is the wrong lesson to learn from the success of Deadpool.

The best of the rest of the new limited releases was Neerja with an average of $8,569 in 73 theaters. The re-release of City of Women managed $6,244 in its lone theater. Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer struggled with an average of $2,528, but it was playing in 357 theaters, which is a mitigating circumstance. We Are Twisted F***ing Sister missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $967 in six theaters, but it also came out on the home market this Tuesday.

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

  • Son of Saul reached $1 million since this time last week.
  • Where to Invade Next hit $1 million early last week and hit $2 million this Monday.
  • 2016 Oscar Shorts made it to $2 million before the weekend. Unfortunately, $3 million is unlikely, but not impossible.
  • The Lady in the Van got to $2 million before the weekend and $3 million over the weekend. It likely won't expand significantly, but $4 million and $5 million should be a lock.
  • 45 Years topped $3 million before the weekend and it should have no real trouble getting to $4 million.
  • Brooklyn got all the way to $35 million over the weekend. It has earned more than Pan pulled in on the 2015 chart and that film cost more than $100 million to make.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Deadpool, The Lady in the Van, Saul fia, We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!, 45 Years, Where to Invade Next, El abrazo de la serpiente, 2016 Oscar Shorts, Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer, Neerja, La città delle donne, Mei Ren Yu