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Solid as a Brick Art House

April 4th, 2006

We have a new leader on the per theatre charts as Brick opened with more than $80,000 in just 2 theatres for a per theatre average of $41,787. This bodes very well for this Friday's planned expansion and the film is nearly guaranteed some measure of mainstream success. That can't be said for the second place movie, Drawing Restraint 9; even though the film earned $18,011 in its lone theatre, it is destined to spend it time on the art house circuit by its very nature. Next up is the overall box office leader, Ice Age: The Meltdown with an average of $17,163; it will be interesting to see if it can repeat in the $10,000 club next weekend. Finally, we have Thank You for Smoking, the only holdover to top $10,000 per theatre. During its third week of release the film more than doubled it theatre count but its per theatre average remained solid at $12,749.

Other new limited releases this week include The Devil and Daniel Johnston, which performed adequately with $4,638 while Adam and Steve missed the top with an average of $3,908 in 17 theatres. The rest of the films struggled with Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School earning less than $100,000 in its 38 theatres for an average of just $2,439. Way down the list was Yang Ban XI with $1,438, Iron Island with $1,031 and Awesome: I F%!#in' Shot That with a mere $1,004.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a couple Per Theatre Charts alumni:


Filed under: Ice Age: The Meltdown, Thank You For Smoking, The World's Fastest Indian, Brick, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Drawing Restraint 9, Awesome: I F%!#in' Shot That, Jazireh ahani, Adam & Steve