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Several Lovely Films on the Per Theater Chart

December 15th, 2009

Lovely Bones defied critics to open on top of the per theater chart with $38,872 in three theaters. Up in the Air remained in second place with an average of $33,255 in 72 theaters, while it nearly reached the top ten on the overall chart. A Single Man opened with more than $200,000 in 9 theaters for an average of $24,148. Broken Embraces spent its fourth weekend in the $10,000 club with an average of $18,255 in six theaters. It is starting to expand, so it should start hitting major milestones soon.

There were no other new limited releases that did well over the weekend. Rocket Singh opened with an average of just $2,352, but that was the best of the rest. The Slammin' Salmon earned $24,000 in 11 theaters for an average of $2,163. Meanwhile, Larger than Life 3D - The Dave Matthews Band managed close to $250,000, but that was in more than 500 theaters, giving it an average of just $483.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a couple Per Theater Chart alumni:

  • Bad Lieutenant - Port of Call New Orleans reached $1 million just before the weekend, but I'm not convinced it will last long enough to reach $2 million.
  • On the other hand, Up in the Air hit $2 million early in the weekend, $3 million during the weekend, and was just shy of $4 million by the end of the weekend.
  • The Road did top $4 million over the weekend and should have no trouble getting to $5 million before too long.


Filed under: Los abrazos rotos, Up in the Air, A Single Man, The Slammin' Salmon, The Road, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, The Lovely Bones