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Per Theater Chart: Holdovers Versus Vice and Vice Versa

December 16th, 2014

Inherent Vice poster

Inherent Vice won top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $65,637 in five theaters. This is the fifth best per theater average for the year, which is much better than expected. Second place went to The Imitation Game with an average of $34,010 in 25 theaters. It still has plenty of room to expand. The final film in the $10,000 club was Wild with an average of $13,198 in 116 theaters. It too has some room to expand, while it has also reached some level of mainstream success.

Numbers were released for only two new limited releases, neither of which did well. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells earned an average of $3,565 in two theaters. We Are the Giant earned an average of $544, also in two theaters.

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

  • Wild expanded significantly over the weekend getting to $1 million and $2 million.
  • Rosewater just made it to $3 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Foxcatcher managed to get to $3 million early in the weekend. $4 million and $5 million should be easy to get to as well, but to get to $10 million, the film will need some major Awards Season wins.
  • The Theory of Everything roared past $15 million and it might get to $20 million over the weekend.
  • Birdman managed to hit $20 million over the weekend, which is incredible for a limited release. Better still, it is becoming the big film this Awards Season, so the free advertising could help it continue in theaters for quite a while.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, Wild, Rosewater, We Are the Giant, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells