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Per Theater Chart: Summer Finally Starts

June 14th, 2010

Limited releases haven't had a single major hit this summer so far, but that may have changed this weekend as there were a number of new releases that topped the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart. Leading the way was Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work with an average of $23,479 in seven theaters. Winter's Bone was next with an average of $21,222 in four theaters. Both films have a real shot at expansion. The Lottery was also strong, with an average of $16,435. The overall box office leader, The Karate Kid, was close behind with an average of $15,197. Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky was in a virtual tie with Kid, opening with an average of $14,818 in three theaters.

There was only one other new limited releases that we have numbers for, but Jerusalema struggled, missing the Mendoza Line with just $5000 in four theaters for an average of $1,240.

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

  • Rajneeti made it to $1 million, but despite its $850,000 opening weekend, it likely won't get to $2 million.
  • The Secret in Their Eyes got to $4 million since last weekend and it is already halfway to $5 million.


Filed under: Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, Jerusalema, The Karate Kid, Raajneeti, El secreto de sus ojos, Winter's Bone, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work