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Theater Averages: Jane Towers Above the Competition with $15,726

April 26th, 2017

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

There were only two films in the $10,000 club on this week's theater average chart and both of them were biographical documentaries. Interesting coincidence. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City led the way with an average of $15,726 in two theaters. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent just managed to hit the $10,000 mark with an average of $10,134, also in two theaters.

None of the rest of the new limited releases did particularly well. Slack Bay was the best of the rest with an average of just $3,348 in two theaters. 7 Witches opened with $1,875 in its lone theater. It was the wrong genre for limited release, but it should do a lot better on the home market. Finally, The Penguin Counters only managed $976 in its lone theater.

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

  • Their Finest got to $1 million over the weekend. It is on pace to hit $2 million relatively soon, but $3 million will be a lot trickier.
  • Colossal hit $1 million over the weekend and will very likely crack $2 million this coming weekend. However, its theater average is low enough that it won’t expand significantly beyond this point.
  • T2: Trainspotting got to $2 million before the weekend, but that’s as far as it will go.
  • The Lost City of Z earned just over $2 million over the weekend. Its theater average is high enough that it might expand further. Even if it doesn’t expand significantly, it should get to $6 million with ease and has a shot at $10 million.
  • Your Name reached $4 million over the weekend, which is amazing for an Anime release. Granted, this is the biggest Anime release worldwide, so it is not a surprise it is doing well here. I just hope it helps Anime become more mainstream.
  • Gifted cracked $10 million over the weekend. This is better than a number of wide releases have managed in 2017, including The Space Between Us and A Cure for Wellness.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, The Lost City of Z, A Cure for Wellness, Colossal, The Space Between Us, T2: Trainspotting, Gifted, Ma Loute, Their Finest, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, Kimi no na wa, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, 7 Witches, The Penguin Counters