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Per Theater Chart: The Here and Now

April 18th, 2012

No film topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. The film that came closest was Here with $7,927 in its lone theater. This does suggest some potential to expand, but it is quite low for the number one film.

The best of the rest of the new limited releases was Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, which earned an average of $6,290. It was playing in just over 100 theaters, so this was a strong start. Monsieur Lazhar opened with an average of $5,905 in 19 theaters. This suggests some room to expand, especially given the reviews. How to Grow a Band was right behind with $5,705 in one theater. A fellow musical documentary, Hit So Hard, also did reasonably well with $4,740, also in one theater. There were a trio of other new releases that were not as lucky, as they missed the Mendoza Line. Blue Like Jazz just missed it with an average of $1,902 in 136 theaters, so it will likely still disappear from theaters ASAP. Touchback only managed an average of $1,340 in 50 theaters. L!fe Happens was very close behind with just over $20,000 in 16 theaters for an average of $1,262.

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

  • Footnote reached its first major milestone, but its chances of getting to $2 million and beyond are not great.
  • Housefull 2 got to $1 million just before the weekend, but that is likely as far as it will go.
  • Likewise, Jiro Dreams of Sushi got to $1 million just before the weekend, but this movie has a better shot at $2 million.
  • The Raid: Redemption topped $2 million over the weekend and it is already more than halfway to $3 million.
  • October Baby hit $4 million early in the weekend and by the end of the weekend it was halfway to $5 million.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Touchback, He'arat Shulayim, October Baby, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Monsieur Lazhar, Serbuan maut, L!fe Happens, Woman Thou Art Loosed On the 7th Day, Blue Like Jazz, Here, Hit So Hard, How to Grow a Band