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Theater Averages: Eye has Sky-High Opening with $22,761

March 16th, 2016

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky opened on first place on the per theater chart with an average of $22,761 in five theaters. This opening, plus its reviews, suggest it could do well in wider release. Likewise, Hello, My Name is Doris earned an average of $21,246 in four theaters while its Tomatometer Score is 90% positive. It could also earn some measure of mainstream success. City of Gold did very well for a documentary with an average of $15,740, also in four theaters. The overall number one film, Zootopia, earned an average of $13,415. Remember was the latest A24 to do well with an average of $10,245 in two theaters.

There were a wide range of other new limited releases starting with Marguerite. That film earned an average of $7,241 in three theaters. Both Lolo and Talent Has Hunger were playing in one theater each and earned $4,242 and $3,709 respectively. River of Grass was further back with $2,942, also in one theater. The Automatic Hate and Creative Control had near identical averages of $2,346 and $2,321 respectively. Yalom's Cure missed the Mendoza Line ($2,000) by a huge margin with just $684 in its lone theater. Hyena Road was much weaker with an average of just $143 in ten theaters. On the other hand, it was a VOD premiere, so its theatrical numbers don't matter.

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

  • The Other Side of the Door reached $2 million over the weekend. It held on better than expected, so $3 million is likely.
  • The Mermaid hit $3 million over the weekend, but that's as far as it will get.
  • Where to Invade Next also reached $3 million, but it did so before the weekend. It has a shot at getting to $4 million. This is great for a documentary.
  • 45 Years topped $4 million just before the weekend, but that's as far as it will go.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Hyena Road, Zootopia, Eye in the Sky, Hello, My Name is Doris, City of Gold, Remember, 45 Years, Marguerite, Where to Invade Next, The Other Side of the Door, Creative Control, Talent Has Hunger, Lolo, Mei Ren Yu, River of Grass, The Automatic Hate, Yalom’s Cure