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Per Theater Chart: Godzilla Chows Down on the Competition

May 20th, 2014

The Immigrant poster

Godzilla led the way on both the overall box office chart and the per theater box office chart, earning an average of $23,580 in nearly 4,000 theaters. The second best film on the per theater chart was The Immigrant with an average of $14,688 in three theaters. Chinese Puzzle was the final film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,772 in two theaters.

A couple of the other new limited releases that did okay business, but most of the rest struggled. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case earned $5,066 in one theater while Half of a Yellow Sun was right behind with $4,843, also in one theater. Next Year Jerusalem struggled with an opening weekend of $2,590, again in one theater. Horses of God was next with $2,251 over the weekend and a five-day total of $3,779. A People Uncounted missed the Mendoza Line by a large margin with just $390 in one theater.

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

  • Belle nearly earned the $1 million mark over the weekend helping it reach its first major milestone. It will reach its second either late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel topped $55 million over the weekend putting it ahead of half-a-dozen saturation level movies and it could still reach $60 million before too long.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Godzilla, Belle, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Immigrant, Casse-tête chinois, Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case, Half of a Yellow Sun, Les chevaux de Dieu, Next Year Jerusalem, A People Uncounted