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Theater Averages: Revenant Remains Potent with Average of $111,957

January 5th, 2016

The Revenant

The Revenant remained on top of the theater average chart dipping just 6% to an average of $111,957 in four theaters. That's amazing and it bodes very well for its chances during its wide expansion this weekend. Furthermore, there are some major Awards Season events this week that could boost ticket sales even more. Anomalisa was well back in second place, but it still had an impressive opening with an average of $33,806 over the weekend and an average of $52,658 during its five-day opening. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was next with an average of $21,829. Chimes at Midnight earned $20,480 in one theater during its re-release, while Only Yesterday earned $14,970, also in one theater. The latter film is yet another success for GKIDS; this is the only studio that routinely has success with animated films in limited release. 45 Years remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $14,588 in six theaters. It doubled its theater count, but the average only fell 33% and that's a great sign for further expansion. Mr. Six is the fourth holdover in the $10,000 club earning an average of $10,406 in 28 theaters.

None of the rest of the new limited releases were close to $10,000. Devil and Angel earned an average of $3,738 in 12 theaters, while Yosemite earned an average of $2,231 in two.

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

  • The Revenant managed to get to $1 million during its limited release. It expands wide this Friday and it won't get any more milestones before then.
  • Mr. Six reached $1 million late in the weekend. It has a shot at $2 million, but Chinese films are still a niche market and niche market films tend to have shorter legs.
  • Dilwale got to $4 million since this time last week. It should hit $5 million this weekend.
  • Carol topped $3 million before the weekend and $4 million during the weekend. It very likely has already hit $5 million.
  • Bajirao Mastani surpassed $5 million before the weekend. That's as far as it will go, but this is amazing for a Bollywood film.
  • The Danish Girl reached $4 million before the weekend and $5 million during the weekend. If it continues to do well during Awards Season, it might hit $10 million.
  • Brooklyn got all the way to $20 million over the weekend and it still has a shot at $25 million. Awards Season success this week would certainly help.
  • Likewise, Spotlight reached $25 million since this time last week. It too is doing well during Awards Season, so further milestones are practically guaranteed.
  • The Big Short leapt to $30 million from the $15 million it had last weekend. This puts it ahead of Unfriended and just behind The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on the 2015 domestic chart.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, The Danish Girl, Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, Spotlight, Brooklyn, The Big Short, Anomalisa, Carol, Bajirao Mastani, Omohide poro poro, 45 Years, Yosemite, Dilwale, Campanadas a medianoche, E gun tian shi