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Mountain Breaks the Bank

December 13th, 2005

Brokeback Mountain had the best per theatre average of the year, and the best for a Live Action film of all time. The film earned an unbelievable $547,425 in 5 theatres for an average of $109,485. If that was the only film on this week's chart it would have been an impressive week; however, Memoirs of a Geisha also had a stellar start, earning nearly $700,000 in 8 theatres for an average of $85,313. Other members of the $10,000 club include the overall box office leader, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with $18,130 and Transamerica, which just manage to earn a spot with $10,686, which was more than 50% lower than last weekend.

One other highlight: The Boys from Baraka saw their per theatre average grow by more than 2.5%, and just missed the $10,000 club with $9,955 over the weekend in its lone theatre.

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

  • Ushpizin reached its first, and likely last milestone, topping $1 million during midweek.
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang has earned $4 million during its domestic run, hitting that mark this weekend. While it is doing better internationally, it will still need to wait until the home market to see a profit.
  • Capote made it all the way to $10 million midweek. Even with awards being handed out, that will be the last major milestone the film reaches.


Filed under: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Brokeback Mountain, Memoirs of a Geisha, Capote, Transamerica, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Ushpizin