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Hunting the Top Spot

June 23rd, 2004

A trio of films topped $10,000 in a very close race on the Per Theatre Charts. Coming out on top was The Hunting of the President with $11,649 per theatre in its two theatres. Just behind was the overall chart topper Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story with $11,162 and last week's winner Napoleon Dynamite with an average of $10,750.

On a side note, while Latter Days didn't reach the $10,000 per theatre level, it did jump back into the top ten on the Per Theatre Charts with $8,626 during its 21st weekend of release. Both Gay Cinema and Mormon Cinema are niche markets with very little crossover audiences, so for it to have lasted this long and to push its box office this close to its production budget ($850,000) is very impressive.

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

The social satire A Day Without a Mexican hit $3 million over the weekend.
Saved! saw two milestones fall during the week crossing $4 million on Monday and $5 million on Friday. It also hit $6 million over the weekend and should hit more milestones before its run is done.

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Filed under: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Napoleon Dynamite, Saved!, A Day Without a Mexican, Latter Days, The Hunting of the President