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Per Theater Chart: Everyone Takes a Trip to Nebraska

November 20th, 2013

Nebraska poster

Nebraska led the way on the per theater average with an average of $35,100 in four theaters. This is not as strong as Alexander Payne's previous release, especially if you take into account the difference in the theater count between the two films. The Great Beauty was next with $23,442 in its lone theater. The Best Man Holiday was the only wide release to crack the $10,000 club earning an average of $14,875 during its opening weekend. The Book Thief and The Christmas Candle were right behind with averages of $14,501 and $14,140 respectively.

There were other new limited releases this week, but we don't have numbers for any of them. That's a bad sign.

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

  • Blue is the Warmest Color reached $1 million over the weekend. Its per theater average is low enough that it will likely not expand significantly from this point, but it should still last long enough to get to $2 million.
  • All is Lost reached $3 million before the weekend and $4 million over the weekend. It will get to $5 million shortly, but that is likely it.
  • 12 Years a Slave topped $20 million just before the weekend and by the end of the weekend it was nearly at $25 million. On the other hand, it has peaked on the weekend chart, so unless it wins Oscars, it will having more and more trouble getting to each additional milestone.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, All is Lost, The Best Man Holiday, The Book Thief, 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2, The Christmas Candle, La grande bellezza, Alexander Payne