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New Releases Fail to Strike it Rich

July 25th, 2006

There were no new releases to top $10,000 on the per theatre charts this week, but two holdovers were able to accomplish that feat. Gabrielle added one more theatre over the weekend but saw its average slip less than 17% to $12,781. Meanwhile, Changing Times quadrupled its theatre count while seeing its average fall to $10,622.

The best of the newcomers was Been Rich All My Life with $8,252 in one theatre. Boy's Briefs 4, a collection of gay themed shorts, opened with $5,919; that's an above average opening, but not enough to suggest it will expand much wider. The final new release this week was Shadowboxer with just over $100,000 in 22 theatres for an average of $4,693, which is better than I was expecting.

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

  • More than three months after it first opened, The Celestine Prophesy finally made it to $1 million.
  • Strangers with Candy topped $1 million over the weekend but has certainly peaked at the box office.
  • Wordplay hit $2 million late during the midweek and should make it to $3 million, but from now on it will start shedding theatres.
  • Water did reach $3 million as expected, but that's the last milestone for the Indian/Canadian co-production.
  • A Scanner Darkly reached $2 million midweek and $3 million over the weekend. However, it will see quick declines from now on and won't get much past $4 million.


Filed under: Water, A Scanner Darkly, The Celestine Prophecy, Shadowboxer