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Per Theater Chart: We've Seen This Result Before

May 29th, 2013

As expected, Before Midnight led the way on the per theater chart with an average $49,383. This is the third best per theater average so far this year, behind just The Place Beyond the Pines and Spring Breakers. The overall box office leader, Fast and Furious 6, was next with an average of $26,620. Fill the Void was relatively close behind with an average of $19,721 in three theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was The Hangover 3 with an average of $11,722.

If you include Monday, there were a few other films to squeeze into the $10,000 club. Star Trek into Darkness managed an average of $12,078 over the four-day period, while Epic was right behind with an average of $11,031. It is likely that Frances Ha also earned an average of over $10,000 during the four-day weekend, but IFC isn't releasing daily box office numbers.

As for the rest of the new limited releases, there were only numbers released for two of them. We Steal Secrets earned an average of $6,922 in four theaters, while A Wedding Invitation earned an average of $1,592 in two theaters.

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

  • The Iceman crossed $1 million early in the weekend. Its per theater average is low enough that it will shed theaters at an accelerated pace, but it should still get to $2 million before it is done.
  • The Sapphires managed to reach $2 million just before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Mud got all the way to $15 million, if you include Monday. It is about to overtake The Last Exorcism Part II, which opened in 2,700 theaters.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast and Furious 6, Epic, The Hangover 3, Spring Breakers, Mud, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Last Exorcism Part II, Frances Ha, The Sapphires, The Iceman, Lemale et ha'halal, Before Midnight, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, A Wedding Invitation