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Per Theater Chart: Bikes and Sushi Top List

March 21st, 2012

The Kid with a Bike took top spot on the per theater chart with an average of $15,311 in three theaters, while Jiro Dreams of Sushi was in a virtual tie with an average of $15,202 in six. Gerhard Richter Painting was next with $13,537 in its lone theater. The overall box office leader, 21 Jump Street, was next with an average of $11,632, while last week's winner, Footnote, was right behind with $11,181.

There were a few new limited releases that did quite well, as well as a few that bombed hard. Casa de mi Padre opened in the top ten overall with $2.29 million in 382 theaters for an average of $5,988. Detachment was close behind with an average of $5,370. Payback struggled with an average of $3,614 in three theaters. Likewise, Jeff, Who Lives at Home had a soft opening on the per theater chart with an average of $3,369, but it was playing 254 theaters, which is a lot. Around June finally opened after many, many delays, but it missed the Mendoza Line with an average of just $1,530 in two theaters. The Understudy was even weaker with an average of $1,148, also in two theaters. It was a blockbuster compared to Reuniting the Rubins, which only made $734 in two theaters for an average of just $367. Playback is even worse was just $252 in one theater.

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

  • Casa de mi Padre opened with more than $2 million and it will likely be at close to $5 million by this time next week.
  • Speaking of $4 million, Friends with Kids reached that milestone over the weekend and should have little trouble getting to $5 million by this time next week. However, its per theater average is low and its theater count is high, so it will likely fade quickly after that.
  • A Separation got to $5 million, but that's as far as it will go.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, 21 Jump Street, Casa de mi Padre, Around June, Detachment, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Friends with Kids, The Understudy, Le gamin au vélo, Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, Payback, He'arat Shulayim, Playback, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Gerhard Richter Painting, Reuniting the Rubins