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Per Theater Chart: Grand, Grandeur, Grandest

March 12th, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The Grand Budapest Hotel led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $202,792 in four theaters. This is the best per theater average this year and the best per theater average since Frozen's debut last year. It is also the best per theater average for a live action film of all time, beating The Master's old record of $147,262 in five theaters set in 2012. The film will clearly expand wide enough to earn a significant measure of mainstream success, if it doesn't expand truly wide. Particle Fever was next with an average of $14,323 in three theaters over the weekend, while its total since Wednesday is $49,869. The only wide release to top $10,000 on the per theater chart was 300: Rise of an Empire, which earned an average of $13,006. Interior. Leather Bar. was a surprise entrant in the $10,000 club earning $10,902 in one theater.

There were a few other new limited releases on this week's chart, most of which struggled. The Face of Love was the lone exception with an estimated average of $8,600 in three theaters. On the other hand, Bethlehem struggled with an average of $2,681, but it was playing in 26 theaters, which is a lot for a limited release. Before the Winter's Chill earned an average of $2,373 in six theaters, which isn't good, but at least it didn't miss the Mendoza Line. Grand Piano wasn't as lucky with an average of $1,482 in two theaters. Journey to the West only managed an average of $1,065 in seven theaters. Finally there's War of the World's Goliath with an average of $744 in 18 theaters.

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


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Walking with Dinosaurs, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Face of Love, Kaze Tachinu, Philomena, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Interior. Leather Bar., Particle Fever, War of the World's Goliath, Grand Piano, Xi you xiang mo pian, Bethlehem