Per Theater Chart: Insider Trading

Inside Llewyn Davis poster

Inside Llewyn Davis had an incredible opening earning more than $400,000 in four theaters for a per theater average of $101,353. This is the third best per theater for the year behind just Frozen and Blue Jasmine. Mandela Long Walk to Freedom had a strong hold with an average of $19,413 in four theaters. The reason for this is obvious, but a little ghoulish to talk about.

There were not many other new limited releases this week and none did well. Breakfast with Curtis just missed the Mendoza Line with $2,009 in its lone theater. The Last Days on Mars was even weaker with an average of $1,536 in three theaters. Khumba earned $1,029 in one theater, while Swerve earned an average of $545 in five theaters.

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

  • Short Term 12 reached $1 million a couple of weeks ago, but I missed it that time around.
  • Nebraska topped $2 million over the weekend, but its weekend numbers are shrinking, so it won't expand significantly more after this.
  • Philomena got past $5 million over the weekend and it is already more than halfway to $10 million.
  • As expected, The Book Thief cruised past $10 million over the weekend, and while its theater count will likely take a hit, it should still have no trouble getting to $15 million.

- C.S.Strowbridge

Date posted: 2013-12-12