Follow us on

Per Theater Charts are Dhoomed!

November 28th, 2006

Volver returned to the top of the per theater charts for the third time in its four week run. Over the 3-day portion of the weekend it earned an average of $17,071 in its 30 theaters and the movie is on pace to top Talk to Her as the biggest grossing film in Pedro Almodovar's career. Second place went to Dhoom 2: Back in Action with a very impressive average of $15,540 in 63 theaters. Even if the film sees the usual step drop-off for niche market films, the distributor has to be happy with its run. The History Boys didn't make history, but they did earn $100,000 in 7 theaters over the weekend for an average of $14,400. The final film to make it into the $10,000 club was Two or Three Things I Know About Her with $10,764 in its lone theater.

The rest of the new limited releases finished well back, led by Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story earning $5,034 in one theater. But that was miles ahead of Backstage's $1,010 and Opal Dream's $679.

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

  • Dhoom 2: Back in Action earned more than $1 million during its first 5 days of release and even with sharp declines most likely in its future, it should have no trouble reaching a few more milestones in its run.
  • Volver also made it to $1 million over the weekend, and while it took longer to get there, it should last longer as well.
  • For Your Consideration made it to $1 million midweek before hitting $2 and $3 million during the weekend. However, it wasn't able to earn a high enough per theater average to warrant further expansion and it will end with the weakest box office of any Christopher Guest mockumentary since 1997's Waiting for Guffman.
  • Babel just made it to $15 million over the weekend and while it has certainly peaked, it should still reach $20 million relatively quickly.
  • The Queen has held up better than expected, topping $20 million with ease. $25 million is now it its sights, while its chances of hitting $30 million depend a lot on the number of award nominations it earns over the coming weeks.


Filed under: The Queen, Babel, Volver, For Your Consideration, The History Boys, Dhoom 2, Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story, Opal Dream