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Per Theater Chart: Black Panther Tickled Pink

September 9th, 2015

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

There was just one film in the $10,000 club, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which earned $20,215 in its lone theater over the weekend. This is even more impressive, as it was a Wednesday release and earned $28,580 over five days. While it was the only film to reach $10,000 over the three-day weekend, Un gallo con muchos huevos did earn an average of $11,030 if you include Monday.

Most of the rest of the new limited releases struggled. The lone real exception was Welcome Back, which pulled in an average of $5,291 in 135 theaters. It is a Bollywood film, so it won't last in theaters very long, but it will grab $1 million soon. Dragon Blade and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine were neck-and-neck with averages of $2,168 and $2,060 respectively. Before We Go missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $887 in 21 theaters. On the other hand, it was playing on Video on Demand, so this low opening average is not a shock.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a couple of Per Theater Chart alumni:

  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl reached $1 million before the weekend, but then it saw its theater count decimated, which will make getting to $2 million nearly impossible.
  • Meru jumped past $1 million over the weekend. Its per theater average is low enough that it could start losing theaters; however, it should still have enough gas left in the tank to get to $2 million before too long.
  • Grandma reached $1 million over the weekend. It very likely won't be the last milestone it reaches. In fact, with plenty of room to grow, it could get to $2 million this weekend.
  • Mistress America rocketed past $1 million before the weekend and it will very likely get to $2 million on Friday.
  • Speaking of $2 million, Phoenix got there over the weekend. It is going to start losing theaters soon, but $3 million seems like a sure thing at this point.
  • Un gallo con muchos huevos opened with more than $3 million and reached $4 million by Monday.
- Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Before We Go, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Mistress America, Grandma, Tian jiang xiong shi, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Phoenix, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Meru, Un gallo con muchos huevos, Welcome Back