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Footnote Dreaming of Success on the Per Theater Chart

March 13th, 2012

Footnote led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $23,764 in two theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was right behind with an average of $21,018, also in two theaters. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen was playing in a lot more theaters, but it managed an average of $12,550 in 18 theaters. Even more impressively, it saw growth from Friday to Sunday of 85%, which is amazing for a new release. This bodes very well for its long term potential. Finally, the overall box office leader, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,370.

The best of the rest of the new limited releases was Friends with Kids with an average of $5,467 in 369 theaters. This is a strong amount for a limited release playing in hundreds of theaters. Attenberg took in $3,998 in one theater, which is good, but not great. Romeo Onze barely topped the Mendoza line with an average of just $2,264 in four theaters. The Sound of Noise was not as lucky with an average of just $1,959 in three theaters. The Decoy Bride was the wrong genre, it earned weak reviews, and it opened as Video on Demand previously, so it wasn't expected to do a lot of business. However, it managed just $542 in its lone theater.

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

  • Friends with Kids opened with more than $2 million, so obviously it reached that milestone.
  • Pina got all the way to $3 million, which is really impressive for a documentary.
  • A Separation's Oscar win led to box office success and it topped $4 million over the weekend.
  • The Artist just made it to $40 million over the weekend and it could hit one more milestone.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Doctor Seuss' The Lorax, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Friends with Kids, Pina, Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, The Artist, Sound of Noise, He'arat Shulayim, Romeo Onze, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Attenberg, The Decoy Bride