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Cave has Memorable Start on the Per Theater Chart

May 3rd, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams had the best per theater average for any Werner Herzog film with an average of $27,820. The 3-D ticket prices helped, but so did the reviews. The overall number one film, Fast Five, was in second place on the per theater chart with an average of $23,655, which is a stunning result. The only other film to reach the $10,000 mark was 13 Assassins with an average of $11,464 in four theaters.

None of the rest of the new limited releases were able to make much of an impact at the box office. Sympathy for Delicious opened with an average of $4,724 in two theaters, which is acceptable, but doesn't suggest a strong potential to expand. Lebanon, PA. earned an average of $3,338 in two theaters. Exporting Raymond and The Arbor were within $100 of each other at $2,715 and $2,638 respectively. The Robber wasn't that far behind at $2,217. Finally, That's What I Am only managed an average of $640 in ten theaters.

The only Per Theater Chart alumnus to reach a major milestone was Potiche, which made it to $1 million. Next week should be busier.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Fast Five, The Arbor, Jûsan-nin no shikaku, Sympathy for Delicious, That's What I Am, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Exporting Raymond, Potiche, Der Räuber, Lebanon, PA