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Honesty is the Best Performer

June 6th, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth repeated on top of the per theatre charts despite a massive expansion this past weekend. Overall the film managed 9th place with $1.4 million in total and a $17,615 per theatre average. Second place again went to the overall box office champion, The Break-Up, with $12,760.

Most of the other new releases struggled with only The Peaceful Warrior doing well with nearly $81,000 in 10 theatres for an average of $8,060. The Puffy Chair managed just $3,718 while District 13 and Typhoon earned $2,725 and $2,475 respectively. Both of those films opened in too many theatres given the type of film they are and their inherent niche market appeal. Finally Coastlines made it to theatres, but it wasn't worth the wait as it managed just $736 in its lone theatre.

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

  • Hard Candy started out amazingly, but couldn't hold onto its per theatre average when it expanded. Even so, it did make it to $1 million over the weekend and should perform better on the home market.
  • Fanaa showed a sophomore stint drop-off very similar to other niche market films, falling 47%, but that was more than enough to reach $1 million over the weekend.
  • An Inconvenient Truth earned more than $1 million over the weekend, so it comes as no surprise that it topped that milestone in the process.
  • Keeping Up with the Steins made it to $2 million last Monday and is already more than half way to $3 million. This is better than I thought it would do after it fell by more than 40% during its second weekend of release.


Filed under: The Break-Up, An Inconvenient Truth, Keeping Up with the Steins, Peaceful Warrior, Fanaa, Banlieue 13, Hard Candy, Taepung, Coastlines