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Labyrinth Pans Out

January 4th, 2007

The last weekend of the year normally brings with it several Oscar contenders, and this year it was no different. With the sheer number of high profile Oscar hopefuls, there's no surprise that so many were able to top $10,000 on the per theater. Leading the way was Pan's Labyrinth with more than $500,000 in just 17 theaters for an average of $33,449. Children of Men was just behind with an average of $31,313 during its first full weekend of release. Notes on a Scandal was well back but still performed very well with more than $400,000 in 22 theaters for an average of $18,840. Letters from Iwo Jima slipped a mere 1.31% to $17,586 and is shaping up to be a bigger hit than its companion film, Flags of Our Fathers. Dreamgirls expanded into a semi-wide release and earned more than $14 million in 852 theaters for an average of $16,549; this is better than Chicago ever did, but that film showed better legs. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer did well with an average of $12,360; it expands into more than 250 theaters this Friday, but that could be as far as it goes if it shows any sign of weakness at the box office. The final film to top $10,000 was Venus, which dipped less than 4% to $11,443.

There were three other new limited releases, led by Miss Potter at just under $10,000 in 2 theaters for an average of $4,827. The Dead Girl earned an estimated average of $3,300 in 2 theaters, and Unconscious earned just $807 in its one theater.

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

  • Children of Men reached its first, but not last milestone as the film made it to $1 million over the weekend.
  • Curse of the Golden Flower reached $1 million late last week and is already more than half way to $2 million.
  • Volver did in fact top $4 million this week and should have little trouble making it to $5 million. While this is a good run, it is not as strong as expected.


Filed under: Dreamgirls, El Laberinto del Fauno, Children of Men, Notes on a Scandal, Letters from Iwo Jima, Volver, Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia, Miss Potter, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Inconscientes, The Dead Girl