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Per Theater Chart: Needing a Bigger Place

April 2nd, 2013

There was a huge selection of films in the $10,000 club, led by The Place Beyond the Pines, which earned an average of $69,864 in four theaters. This is the second-best per theater average for the year thus far, behind only Spring Breakers. Space Station rose back to the $10,000 club with $15,301 in two theaters. This film has amazing legs, even compared to other IMAX films, and pops into the $10,000 from time to time. Room 237 opened with an average of $14,847 in two theaters. This is a good start, but as a documentary its potential to expand is very limited. The overall box office leader, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, earned an average of $10,891 over the three-day portion of its opening weekend. Renoir was right behind with an average of $10,866 in six theaters. Temptation also managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,572.

There were a few other new limited releases, most of which did poorly. White Elephant did well with $5,098 in one theater. Violeta Went to Heaven earned an average of $2,794 in two theaters. Welcome to the Punch lacked punch with an average of $1,368 in two theaters. I was wrong about Wrong's box office chances, as it managed an average of just $1,075 in 19 theaters. Mental lost its mind with an average of just $817 in 12 theaters.

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

  • Enough people said yes to No to get it to $1 million.
  • Spring Breakers reached $10 million over the weekend and while it is not doing well enough to warrant further significant expansion, it has done amazingly well for a film that reportedly cost just $2 million to make.


Filed under: Space Station, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Tyler Perry's Temptation, Spring Breakers, Violeta se fue a los cielos, No, The Place Beyond the Pines, Elefante blanco, Renoir, Wrong, Welcome to the Punch, Room 237, Mental