Per Theater Chart: Artistic Integrity

Tim's Vermeer poster

Tim's Vermeer led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $14,468 in four theaters. It was the only film to reach $10,000 on the per theater chart this weekend. Peter Brook: The Tightrope did make $10,301 in one theater, but that was over five days. Over the weekend, it pulled in $6,768.

There were a few other new limited releases that opened this past weekend that we have numbers for, but none of them were really good. 2014 Oscar Shorts opened with $330,000 on 105 theaters for an average of $3,138. This is more or less on par with the franchise average. 12 O'Clock Boys barely avoided the Mendoza Line with an average of $2,100 in 21 theaters. At Middleton was not as lucky with an average of $1,688 in 20 theaters. Finally, Love is in the Air felt no love and it only managed an average of $823 in six theaters.

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

  • Gimme Shelter crossed $1 million this past weekend, but with a per theater average below $1,000, it will disappear quickly.
  • Her hit $20 million just before the weekend and it might get to $25 million in the end, but it will need to win an Oscar or two.
  • As expected, August: Osage County reached $30 million over the weekend. It has now surpassed The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and is closing in on Scary Movie 5, both of which opened in saturation level theater counts, more than 3,000 theaters.
  • 12 Years a Slave made it all the way to $45 million, thanks in large part to its Oscar nominations. By the end of the weekend, the film was just behind Gangster Squad and surpassed it on Monday.

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-02-05