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Theater Counts: Fockers Still the Biggest Draw, But Stripes in the Race

January 14th, 2005

Meet the Fockers continues as the most widely distributed movie this weekend, adding 25 theaters to reach a healthy 3,553 locations. In spite of big expansions for In Good Company (to 1,565 theaters) and House of Flying Daggers (to 1,190), two movies have significant openings.

Kid comedy Racing Stripes opens in a solid 3,185 theaters - 367 more than Kangaroo Jack on its opening weekend 2 years ago. Actioner Elektra debuts in an even more solid 3,204 theaters - just a tick below the wide opening enjoyed by Daredevil in 2003.

Coach Carter, meanwhile, debuts in a more modest 2,524 theaters, and will have a challenge ahead of it to break into the top 5.

RankMovieTheatersChangeWeeks in
1Meet the Fockers3,553+254Universal
3Racing Stripes3,185New1Warner Bros
4Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events2,540-8035Paramount
5Coach Carter2,524New1Paramount
6White Noise2,279+212Universal
7Ocean's Twelve2,105-9056Warner Bros.
8Fat Albert2,043-6324Fox
9Aviator, The1,956+895Miramax

43Alexandra's Project3New1Film Movement
45Choristes, Les2New1Miramax

Estimated Theater Counts for Next Week's Openers

Are We There Yet?2,500Sony
Assault On Precinct 132,000Focus
Gory Gory Hallelujah1Indican
Gegen die Wand (Head-On)Not announcedStrand

See the full theater count chart

Filed under: Theater Counts, Meet the Fockers, Coach Carter, Racing Stripes, In Good Company, House of Flying Daggers