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Per Theater Chart: Blue Pulls in the Green

January 4th, 2011

The final weekend of the year saw no less than six films topping the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Blue Valentine with an average of $48,432 over the weekend and it already has close to $300,000 in just four theaters since Wednesday. Country Strong saw its average grow to $20,753, but it was still pushed to second place due to the competition. Another Year opened in third with $18,645 in six theaters, while Somewhere remained steady with $17,302 in eight. The Illusionist grew by 20% to $15,472, but it did have an extra day, as last weekend it opened on Saturday. The final $10,000 film was The King's Speech, which earned more than $7 million in 700 theaters for an average of $11,108.

The only other new release we have numbers for is The Red Chapel, which opened in one theater with $2,459 over the weekend and $3,539 since Wednesday.

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

  • Tees Maar Khan made it to $1 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • I Love You, Phillip Morris also made it to $1 million over the weekend. It has a slim shot at $2 million, but I wouldn't bet on it.
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest got all the way to $5 million. This is excellent for a foreign language film, but it is lower than the previous installments.
  • 127 Hours topped $10 million, but unless it wins a few Oscars, that's as far as it will go.
  • The King's Speech surpassed $20 million over the weekend, and at this point, hitting many more milestones is a given. The only question is whether or not it will win enough Oscars to top Black Swan.
  • Black Swan has quite a lead, hitting $40 million over the weekend (and will get to $50 million sometime today). However, it's per theater average is low enough that further expansion is unlikely. That might be enough to give The King's Speech the edge in the end.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, I Love You, Phillip Morris, Somewhere, Luftslottet som sprängdes, L'illusionniste, Another Year, Black Swan, 127 Hours, Blue Valentine, The King’s Speech, Country Strong, Tees Maar Khan, Det rode kapel