Per Theater Chart: Mistakes Paid Dividends, while Raid Rules

Mistaken for Strangers poster

It was a close race, but The Raid 2 took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $23,613 in seven theaters. Finding Vivian Maier was right behind with an average of $21,200 in three theaters. The overall number one film, Noah, was the only other film in the $10,000 club, earning an average of $12,257.

There were not that many new limited releases and most did quite poorly. Mistaken for Strangers did surprisingly well with an average of $9,749 in nine theaters. This is even more impressive, as it was playing on Video on Demand. Jews of Egypt barely avoided the Mendoza Line with just $2,179 in its lone theater. Refuge was even weaker with $1,274, also in one theater. Breathe In was playing in three theaters, but only earned an average of $851.

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

  • Stalingrad just reached $1 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Gloria got to $2 million since this time last week. It won't get any further, but this is still great for a foreign language film.
  • Cesar Chavez opened with more $2 million, but it didn't do well enough to justify an expansion.
  • Likewise, Bad Words earned more than $2 million over the weekend pushing its running tally past $3 million. Also likewise, it didn't do well enough to justify further expansion.
  • Veronica Mars also reached $3 million since this time last week. That's as far as it will go.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel rocketed past $20 million over the weekend and it will top $25 million before the weekend hits.

- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2014-04-01