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Theater Averages: Denial Denies American Honey Top Spot with $18,746

October 5th, 2016

American Honey

Denial and American Honey were the only two films in the $10,000 club on the theater average chart this week. Denial earned first place with an average of $18,746 in five theaters, while American Honey was relatively close behind with an average of $17,801 in four.

There was a huge gap between those two films and the rest of the new limited releases. Do Not Resist earned $7,150 in its lone theater. A Man Called Ove was next with an average of $6,068 in nine theaters. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was the widest release of the week earning just over $1 million in 256 theaters for an average of $4,331. Sand Storm and Operation Mekong had near identical averages of $3,425 and $3,403 respectively. However, Sand Storm debuted on Wednesday, so its five-day average was $7,128. Harry and Snowman were very close behind with an average of $3,158 in 18 theaters. There were also a couple of films that missed the Mendoza Line. Among the Believers just missed that mark with $1,900 in its lone theater, while Danny Says wasn’t particularly close with an average of $703 in 16.

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

  • M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story earned more than $1 million over the weekend, so obviously it reached that milestone in the process.
  • The Beatles: Eight Days a Week managed to hit $2 million over the weekend. I thought it would take a few more days than that.
  • Queen of Katwe expanded semi-wide over the weekend and that helped push its running tally past $1 million and $2 million. It will get to $3 million before the weekend and $4 million and maybe $5 million over the weekend.
  • No Manches Frida got all the way to $10 million, putting it in the top 100 for 2016, at least temporarily.
  • Hell or High Water hit $25 million over the weekend. It too is in the top 100 for 2016 and even if it doesn’t earn another dollar, it has a small shot at still being there in the end. If it can get close to $30 million, then its will have a lot better shot.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, American Honey, Denial, Hell or High Water, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, Among the Believers, Queen of Katwe, Harry & Snowman, En man som heter Ove, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Danny Says, Sufat Chol, No Manches Frida, Do Not Resist, Operation Mekong