Per Theater Chart: Dawn of a Busy Day
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 led the overall chart and the per theater chart. Its average was $34,660, which is especially impressive, as it was playing in more than 4,000 theaters. The next best release was Silver Linings Playbook, which earned an average of $27,688 in 16 theaters. This suggests a strong potential to expand, while its reviews suggest a strong word-of-mouth and some Awards Season buzz. Anna Karenina was next up with an average of $20,043, also playing in 16 theaters, but the reviews suggest it will struggle if it tries to expand. The Comedy opened in New York this week after playing in Los Angeles last week and it did really well earning $13,150. Both members of last week's $10,000 club remained above that mark this week with Lincoln earning an average of $11,859 and Skyfall earning an average of $11,727. One final note, while Jab Tak Hai Jaan didn't quite reach that mark with an average of $8,022 in 160 theaters, it debuted on Tuesday. In total, it made $1.94 million, which would have given it an average of $12,136, had it made that over the weekend.
There are not a lot of other new limited releases we have numbers for. Hitler's Children and Price Check. The former earned $2,939 and the latter earned $2,783, both were only playing in one theater each.
This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Per Theater Chart alumni:
- Jab Tak Hai Jaan opened with $1 million over the weekend and it very likely has already crossed $2 million. It should get to $3 million by this time next week.
- The Sessions reached $2 million very early in the weekend and is nearly at $3 million. However, its per theater average is low enough that further expansion is unlikely and getting past $5 million will be very difficult.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower made it all the way to $15 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
Date posted: 2012-11-20