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Per Theater Chart: Rapids Crosses Finish Line First

February 15th, 2011

Strong reviews and an impressive cast helped Cedar Rapids top the per theater chart with an average of $20,198 in 15 theaters. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie was the only other film to reach an average of $10,000 with $13,053 in its lone theater.

Of the rest of the new limited releases, Orgasm Inc. did the best with $8,773 in one theater, while Certifiably Jonathan also did well with $7,826, again in one theater. Poetry earned an average of $6,300 in three theaters. Next up were a trio of limited releases, which were tightly packed together. Raymond Did It, which cost $40,000 to make, earned $3,192 in a single theater over the weekend. 2011 Oscar Shorts opened with just over $300,000 in just under 100 theaters for an average of $3,165. This is the best total opening in the franchise so far. Carancho was right behind, and I mean right behind, with an average of $3,162. If it sold just two, maybe three tickets more it would have overtaken 2011 Oscar Shorts' average.

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

  • The Illusionist hit $1 million over the weekend, but with its per theater average, I don't think it will last long enough to reach $2 million.
  • Another Year made it to $2 million over the weekend, but it is shedding theaters so reaching another milestone might be asking too much.
  • As expected, Biutiful topped $2 million over the weekend, while it should have little trouble getting to $3 million before long.
  • The Company Men just got to $3 million over the weekend and $4 million is not out of the question.
  • Barney's Version managed to reach $3 million, if you include its run in Canada ($1 million if you don't). It shouldn't have too much trouble getting to $4 million eventually.
  • The King's Speech has surpassed $90 million and has now made more than The Town while Book of Eli is its next target.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Barney's Version, L'illusionniste, Another Year, Cedar Rapids, Biutiful, The Company Men, The King’s Speech, Vidal Sassoon: The Movie, Carancho, Orgasm Inc., Certifiably Jonathan, Shi, 2011 Oscar Shorts, Raymond Did It