Thank Goodness for Organized Crime

Only one film managed to top $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend, as Triad Election pulled in $10,811 over the weekend and $12,696 since Wednesday, all in one theater. Zoo just missed that mark with $9,920, but only $7,810 of that came over the weekend.

Ta Ra Rum Pum was the best of the rest, earning an average of $5,001 in 85 theaters while Jindabyne was close behind with an average of $4,716 in 6. Those were not great starts, but not terrible either. The rest of the week's new releases were not so lucky. Fakers was next with $22,750 in 7 theaters for an average of $3,250 and Poison Friends earned $2,980 in one. Diggers opened with an average of $1,933 in its 17 theaters, which is further proof that given the option between seeing a film at home or in a theater, many people will choose the former. Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace opened with an average or $1,418, or less than the average price for a film print. Snow Cake's four month delay didn't help as it barely cracked $5,000 in 4 theaters for an average of $1,258. Two new releases failed to reach even $1,000 on the per theater chart, with Something to Cheer About taking in $712 and The Dog Problem earning $457.

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

  • Black Book made it to $1 million over the weekend, but its per theater average suggests it won't expand much further, making additional milestones more difficult to reach.
  • The Namesake reached $10 million midweek, but that should be the last milestone for the film.

- C.S.Strowbridge

Date posted: 2007-05-01