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Wide Releases Dominate Per Theatre Average

November 12th, 2003

The top three movies at the box office this week all finished in the top 5 per theatre average, with another spot going to Love Actually, which at only 576 theatres fell just short of a wide release.

Coming in first was The Matrix Revolutions with a not so impressive $13,842 per theatre average. Of the more than a dozen movies to open in 3500 theatres or more, only four have earned less than The Matrix Revolutions on a per theatre basis.

Coming in a close second was Love Actually with $11,995 per theatre, higher than almost all predictions. Helped by great word of mouth, Love Actually will hold onto most of that per theatre average when its theatre count more than doubles this weekend.

The other wide releases do well on the per theatre average chart were Elf at $9,324 per theater and Brother Bear with $6,114 per theatre.

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Filed under: Elf, The Matrix Revolutions, Brother Bear, Love Actually