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Theater Averages: Hell of a Good Time

August 16th, 2016

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water led the way on the Theater Average Chart with an average of $19,417 in 32 theaters. The studio was hoping for only half of that, so this is a fantastic start. The biggest new release of the week, Sausage Party, was next with an average of $11,042, while the overall number one film, Suicide Squad, was right behind with $10,232.

The rest of the new limited releases had a wide range of results. The Lost Arcade earned $7,500 in its lone theater. My King was also only playing in one theater earning $6,273. Maryland earned an average of $6,000 in two theaters. There were three limited releases playing in more than 100 theaters and Rustom was the best with an average of $5,986 in 147 theaters. The Black Dove struggled with an average of $3,562 in two theaters, while This Last Lonely Place was right behind with an average of $3,045, also in two theaters. Mohenjo Daro was playing in 246 theaters, but only managed an average or $3,040. Love Me True earned an average of $2,880 in two theaters. Anthropoid was the widest of the limited releases playing in 452, but it only managed an average of $2,729. Ghost Team missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $807 in ten theaters.

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

  • Anthropoid opened with more than $1 million, so clearly it made it to the first milestone as well. However, its theater average is low enough that it likely won’t get to too many more milestones.
  • Indignation crossed $1 million over the weekend and is already more than halfway to $2 million. However, its theater average is low enough that it that it will start losing theaters.
  • Don’t Think Twice also got to $1 million, but its theater average is high enough that it could still gain theaters.
  • Captain Fantastic topped $4 million, just a week after hitting $3 million.
  • A Beautiful Planet hit $5 million just before the weekend. It should reach $10 million, but it will take months to get there.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Sausage Party, Captain Fantastic, Suicide Squad, Hell or High Water, Anthropoid, Maryland, Indignation, Ghost Team, Mon roi, This Last Lonely Place, Don’t Think Twice, Rustom, Mohenjo Daro, The Black Dove, Love Me True, The Lost Arcade