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Per Theater Chart: Waning Moon

June 19th, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom has been on the top of the per theater chart for close to a month now. The past weekend it managed an average of $12,571 in nearly 200 theaters. Unfortunately for the box office as a whole, it was the only film to reach the $10,000 market. Your Sister's Sister did come close with an average of $8,402 in thirteen theaters, which is good enough to suggest some potential to expand.

The only other new limited release to do reasonably well was Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, which earned an average of $5,521 in two theaters over the weekend, but its average was just over $8,000 if you include Wednesday and Thursday. The Woman in the Fifth was not as strong earning an average of $3,668 in nine theaters. Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap opened in way too many theaters and only managed an average of $958.

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

  • Hysteria got to $1 million, but its per theater average is low enough that it likely won't get much further.
  • For Greater Glory topped $4 million very early in the weekend and it should get to $5 million shortly. However, that will likely be the final milestone for the film.
  • Speaking of $5 million, Bernie just got there over the weekend. It won't get to $10 million, but this is a great run for a limited release.
  • Moonrise Kingdom also hit the $5 million milestone, but it will have no trouble getting much further and may become the big limited release hit of the summer.
  • Its biggest competition will come from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which reached $35 million over the weekend. It now has more than Good Deeds and is closing in on What to Expect When You're Expecting.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Hysteria, Bernie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Woman in the Fifth, Moonrise Kingdom, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Your Sister's Sister, For Greater Glory, Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap