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Theater Averages: Darkness has a Lovely Start with an Average of $18,585

August 24th, 2016

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Natalie Portman’s feature-length directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was the only film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $18,585 in two theaters.

The rest of the new limited releases had a wide range of results starting with Morris from America earning an average of $7,837 in two theaters. This is especially good, as the film was playing in VOD as well. Spa Night was close behind with $7,056 in its lone theater. Ixcanul was next with $5,980, also in one theater. The People vs Fritz Bauer was right behind with an average of $5,630 in six theaters. Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive didn’t bomb earning an average of $4,992 in 24 theaters.

There was a huge drop between those films and Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World, which only managed an average of $2,930 in 39 theaters. When Two Worlds Collide was close behind with $2,548 in one theater over the weekend and $4,262 from Wednesday through Sunday. Never barely avoided the Mendoza Line with an average of $2,156 in two theaters, while Happy Bhaag Jayegi wasn’t as lucky with an average of $2,050 in 78.

If we go further down the list, we find A Small Good Thing well back with an average of $598 in two theaters. The Student and Mr. Henri earned $486 in one theater. Finally we get to Down By Love, which earned an average of $195 in two theaters.

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

  • Mohenjo Daro got to $1 million very early in the weekend, but it won’t last in theaters long enough to get to $2 million.
  • Anthropoid topped $2 million over the weekend, but its theater average is low enough that it will likely lose a lot of theaters this weekend.
  • Indignation is off its weekend peak, but it still managed to hit $2 million over the weekend. It will start losing theaters, but even so, $3 million is very likely.
  • Hell or High Water expanded dramatically and that let it reach the 1 million, $2 million, and $3 million milestones over the weekend.
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople reached $4 million just before the weekend. It might get to $5 million before it is done.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, A Tale of Love and Darkness, Hell or High Water, Anthropoid, Indignation, Ixcanul, Eperdument, Never, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer, Morris from America, Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World, L’étudiante et Monsieur Henri, Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, When Two Worlds Collide, Spa Night, Mohenjo Daro, A Small Good Thing, Happy Bhaag Jayegi, Natalie Portman