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127 is Number One on Per Theater Chart

November 9th, 2010

There were a few limited releases to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart this past weekend. 127 Hours lead the way with an impressive average of $66,213 in four theaters. Fair*Game was well back with $14,154, but it opened in 46 theaters, so this is a much better indicator of its chances to expand. The overall box office leader, MegaMind, was the only other film in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,668, but the second place film, Due Date, came very close with an average of $9,743.

The best of the rest of the new limited releases was Client 9 at $5,654, which is only average. Violet Tendencies was very close behind with $5,264 in its lone theater, as was Four Lions with an average of $5,189 in eighth theaters. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench earned $3,233 in one theater. Red Hill missed the Mendoza Line with just an average of $1,730 in five theaters.

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

  • Buried got to $1 million just before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Likewise, Nowhere boy also reached $1 million before the weekend, and it too will go no further.
  • On the other hand, while The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest reached $1 million before the weekend, just like the previous two films, by the end of business on Sunday it was just shy of $2 million, so it will hit at least a few more more milestones before its run is over.
  • Conviction topped $3 million before the weekend and $4 million over the weekend. $5 million is a forgone conclusion, but that's its last major milestone.
  • Waiting for Superman hit $5 million just before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.


Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Theater Averages, Due Date, Nowhere Boy, Fair*Game, Buried, Waiting for Superman, Luftslottet som sprängdes, Conviction, 127 Hours, Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Red Hill, Megamind, Four Lions, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Violet Tendencies