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Per Theater Chart: Now That's Spectacular

August 7th, 2013

The Spectacular Now debuted in first place on the Per Theater Chart with an average of $49,354 in four theaters. This result, plus its excellent reviews, suggests it will have long legs in limited release. Last week's number one film, Blue Jasmine, slipped to second place with an average of $37,174, but it is now playing in 50 theaters, which is an amazing result. Space Station popped back into the $10,000 with an average of $15,352. It has pulled in $88 million after more than a decade of release. The Canyons earned $13,351 in its lone theater, proving there is no such thing as bad publicity. The reviews, on the other hand, were really bad and the film's only real hope is to become a cult classic. That might happen.

The rest of the new limited releases did quite well with The Artist and the Model pulling in an average of $8,469 in two theaters. Europa Report earned an average of $7,414 in three theaters, which is great for a film also playing on Video on Demand. Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer brought in $7,105 in one theater. Our Children was a little weaker at $5,500 in one theater, but that is still pretty good for a limited release. Smash and Grab was close behind with $4,794, also in one theater.

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

  • I'm so Excited hit $1 million over the weekend, but that is probably as far as it will go.
  • On the other hand, Blue Jasmine earned more than $1 million over the weekend alone reaching its first and second major milestones. It will get to $3 million during the midweek, while it will be past $5 million by this time next week.
  • The To Do List reached $2 million before the weekend and $3 million during the weekend. However, it will quickly disappear from theaters after that. On the other hand, it only cost $1.5 million to make, so it should break even sometime on the home market.
  • Much Ado About Nothing got to $4 million since this time last week. This will be the film's last milestone, but this is an amazing result for what is a decidedly non-mainstream film.
  • Fruitvale Station joined the list of limited releases that crossed $10 million this year. It will likely start losing theaters, but it should last long enough to hit $15 million.
  • The Way Way Back also reached $10 million since this time last week and it is already very close to $15 million. At this point, $20 seems very likely.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Space Station, The To Do List, El artista y la modelo, Much Ado About Nothing, Los amantes pasajeros, Blue Jasmine, Europa Report, The Way Way Back, The Spectacular Now, Fruitvale Station, Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers, The Canyons, A perdre la raison, Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer