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Sarah's Magical Start

November 15th, 2005

There was a surprise leader at the top of the Per Theatre Charts, with Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic earning an impressive average of $17,782 in its 7 theatres. Next up was Pride and Prejudice, which reached the top ten with $2.9 million in 215 for an average of $13,326. Lastly, there was Gay Sex in the 70s, which actually won last week's race after all the late figures came in; this weekend is added $11,744 to its box office while still playing in the one theatre.

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

  • The Squid and the Whale reached $2 million over the weekend and is showing incredible legs. This film's run is far from over.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang hit $2 million this weekend thanks to its ability to hold onto its Per Theatre Average, and despite its massive increase in its theatre count.
  • As I've previously stated, Pride and Prejudice earned over $2 million during its first weekend of release.
  • Shopgirl passed $4 million mid-week, and then topped $5 million over the weekend; however, milestones will be increasingly difficult from now on.
  • As expected, Capote made it to $5 million on Monday, but what wasn't expected was it had its best weekend at the box office, taking in $1.2 million.

Filed under: Pride & Prejudice, Capote, Shopgirl, The Squid and the Whale, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic