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Good Great on Per Theatre Redux

January 11th, 2005

Four of last week's five films in the $10,000 club managed to repeat that feat this week with In Good Company continuing its reign on the charts. The film, which opens wide this week, dropped a mere 5% at the box office earning an average of $48,050 in three theatres. Well back at $17,619 was Million Dollar Baby, which did an amazing job holding onto its per theatre average despite increasing its theatre count from just 9 to 109. On the other hand, The Merchant of Venice dropped almost 30% to $12,237 even though its theatre count was unchanged. Another film holding up well despite massive gains in its theatre count was Hotel Rwanda with $11,155 on average in 105 theatres. Rounding out the $10,000 club was the only new wide release this weekend, White Noise with $10,665.

This past week also saw some milestones reached for several Per Theatre Charts alumnus:

  • With Hotel Rwanda having a million dollar weekend, there’s little shock that it hit its first milestone of its theatrical run.
  • Bad Education crossed $2 million over the weekend and is not done by a long shot.
  • On last Monday Beyond the Sea reached $2 million and had another $1 million dollar weekend topping $3 million.
  • Million Dollar baby hit two milestones over the weekend making $2 million by Saturday and $3 million by Sunday.
  • A Very Long Engagement hit $3 million late on Thursday and should make $4 million by next weekend.
  • House of Flying Daggers just made it to $5 million over the weekend.
  • The producers of Birth gave it a massive push over the weekend in order to take advantage of Nicole Kidman’s Golden Globe nomination. And while that didn’t work, (the film could only manage a per theatre average of $535) that was enough for it to make it to $5 million.
  • Sideways reached a rear milestone over the weekend making it all the way to $25 million and is now in seventh place on the top ten films to never make it into the top ten overtaking Waking Ned Divine.
  • Amazingly, Finding Neverland also made it to $25 million, but it did it over the mid-week and should also make it to $30 million by the end of this weekend..

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Filed under: Million Dollar Baby, Sideways, White Noise, Finding Neverland, In Good Company, Hotel Rwanda, House of Flying Daggers, Un long dimanche de fiançailles, Beyond the Sea, La mala educación, Birth, The Merchant of Venice