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Theater Averages: Revenant Arrives with a Lively Debut of $118,640

December 29th, 2015

Star Wars: The Revenant

The Revenant had the best theater average of the week and the second best opening theater average of the year with $474,560 in four theaters for an average of $118,640. The only film to open in 2015 with a better theater average was Steve Jobs with an average of $130,381. It struggled during its wide expansion. Hopefully that won't happen here. The Hateful Eight was next with an average of $46,107 in 100 theaters. The overall number one film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was next with an average of $36,092. This would have been the fourth best opening weekend average for a wide release all year. 45 Years opened with an average of $21,925 in three theaters over the weekend and an average of $30,119 over its five-day opening. Daddy's Home was the second wide release in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,844. Mr. Six just missed the $10,000 club over the weekend with an average of $9,562 in 30 theaters; however, it earned an average of $12,500 over its four-day opening.

None of the rest of the new limited releases released numbers.

This past week also saw milestones reached for a few Theater Average alumni:

  • Youth just made it past $1 million over the weekend. It should have no problem getting to $2 million, but $3 million might be a stretch.
  • Carol made it to $2 million early in the weekend and likely hit $3 million on Monday. Furthermore, its theater average suggests further expansion is likely.
  • The Danish Girl reached $2 million and $3 million over the weekend. Its theater average is too low to expect further significant expansion, but it is not too low that it will collapse quickly either.
  • Dilwale got to $3 million before the weekend and nearly to $4 million by the end of the weekend.
  • Bajirao Mastani got all the way to $4 million over the weekend. That is very impressive for a Bollywood film.
  • The Hateful Eight earned more than $4 million during its opening weekend, so it obviously reached the $4 million milestone in the process.
  • The Big Short expanded semi-wide on Wednesday and by the end of the weekend, its running tally reached $15 million.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, The Danish Girl, Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Steve Jobs, The Big Short, Carol, Youth, Daddy’s Home, Bajirao Mastani, 45 Years, Dilwale