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Theater Averages: The Lobster has Tasty Opening of $47,563

May 17th, 2016

The Lobster

The Lobster had the best theater average of any film opening in 2016 earning an average of $47,563 in four theaters. It beat the previous record set by Captain America: Civil War, a record that lasted all of one week. The second best theater average of the week was pulled in by Love and Friendship with an average of $33,378, also in four theaters. Captain America: Civil War remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $17,188. The final film in the $10,000 club was Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, which managed $15,215 in 4 theaters.

AmeriGeddon was the best of the rest of the new limited releases, but it only managed an average of $4,367 in 30 theaters. Sunset Song was right behind with an average of $4,318 in 3 theaters. Pele: Birth of a Legend was well back with an average of just $2,409 in 3 theaters. High-Rise barely avoided the Mendoza Line with an average of $2,048 in 39 theaters. There were three limited releases that were not as lucky. A Monster with a Thousand Heads earned an average of $1,591 in 2 theaters, while A Bit of Bad Luck was right behind with $1,240. Finally, there was Search Party, which only managed an average of $307 in 10 theaters.

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

  • Papa: Hemingway in Cuba hit $1 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • The Meddler also reached $1 million over the weekend, but it should get to $2 million before too long.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Search Party, Captain America: Civil War, High-Rise, Love & Friendship, The Lobster, The Meddler, Pele: Birth of a Legend, Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, Sunset Song, Un monstruo de mil cabezas, A Bit of Bad Luck, AmeriGeddon, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero