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Revolution on the Per Theater Chart

December 30th, 2008

Revolutionary Road was nothing short of fantastic on the per theater chart earning a stunning $190,000 in just three theaters for an average of $63,304. Gran Torino saw both is theater count and per theater average grow earning more than $2 million in 84 theaters for a stunning average of $27,652; the film might not earn as many awards as some were expecting, but its box office potential is as high as ever. The Wrestler slipped to third place during is sophomore stint with an average of $21,529 in 18 theaters, but it too should earn some measure of mainstream success. Che continued its Oscar qualifying run with $35,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $17,252. Last Chance Harvey opened with nearly $100,000 in six theaters for an average of $16,210, which would have been very impressive though most of the year, but we've hit such a winning streak recently that is feels merely average. The overall box office leader, Marley & Me earned an average of $10,448, while Waltz with Bashir barely managed to enter the $10,000 club with an average of $10,004 in five theaters.

The only other new release was The Secret of Grain, which just missed the $10,000 club with $9,850 in its lone theater.

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

  • The Reader reached $1 million over the weekend, and I can guarantee that won't be the last milestone for the film.
  • Frost/Nixon had the best weekend of its run earning $2 million before the weekend and reaching $3 million over the weekend.
  • Gran Torino reached $1 million before the weekend started, $2 million early in the weekend, and by the end it had topped $4 million. There's little doubt this film will continue to expand.
  • Doubt expanded semi-wide earning $5 million over the weekend, and it nearly at $10 million in total.
  • Rachel Getting Married finally reached $10 million, which is a better total than originally anticipated.
  • Slumdog Millionaire had the best weekend of its run so far pushing its total past $15 million and ending the weekend just shy of $20 million.


Filed under: Gran Torino, Marley & Me, Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader, Doubt, The Wrestler, Revolutionary Road, Frost/Nixon, Last Chance Harvey, Rachel Getting Married, Waltz with Bashir, Che, El Ar the Argentine