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Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647.

The only other new limited release was Ocean Waves, which opened with $5,473 in its lone theater.

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

  • The Eagle Huntress made it to $2 million before the weekend. That’s probably as far as it will go, but this is still amazing for a documentary.
  • Hidden Figures reached $1 million before the weekend and $2 million over the weekend.
  • Lion roared past $2 million and $3 million before the weekend and hit $4 million, $5 million, and $6 million over the weekend.
  • Likewise, Jackie got to $5 million before the weekend and $6 million during the weekend.
  • Dangal had $4 million by the end of its opening weekend and reached $7.5 million during its second weekend. That won’t be the film’s last milestone.
  • Nocturnal Animals just got to $10 million over the weekend. That’s as far as it will go.
  • Manchester by the Sea made it all the way to $20 million before the weekend and $25 million during the weekend. This puts it ahead of such wide releases as The Finest Hours on the yearly chart.
  • Fences expanded truly wide after just one week of limited release, which explains how it got to $25 million over the weekend, $30 million if you include holiday Monday.
  • La La Land raced past several milestones over the past week, the most recent of which was $35 million. It is already the biggest limited release of 2016, topping Hello, My Name is Doris.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Silence, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Lion, Sing, Manchester by the Sea, Patriots Day, Nocturnal Animals, La La Land, 20th Century Women, Hidden Figures, Paterson, The Eagle Huntress, Toni Erdmann, Fences, Jackie, Dangal, Umi ga kikoeru