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Theater Averages: Weiner Wins Weekend Race with $16,835

May 25th, 2016


Weiner earned first place on the theater average chart, which is terrible news for me, because there are so many immature puns that I want to be using right now. The film earned an average of $16,835 in five theaters, which is fantastic for a documentary. The Lobster was right behind with an average of $16,212 in 24 theaters during its second week of release. The film has already hit $1 million in total and has plenty of room to grow. Maggie's Plan was next with an average of $12,662 in five theaters. It has a shot at expanding significantly, but it likely won't expand truly wide. Love and Friendship remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $11,911. Its better than expected theatrical run appears to have pushed back its VOD release.

The only new limited release that did well was Ma Ma with $9,466 in one theater. Kaptaan pulled in $110,000 in 29 theaters for an average of $3,793. This isn't bad for a foreign-language film from Pakistan. Fritz Lang's Destiny was next with $2,334 in one theater, while Almost Holy was close behind with an average of $2,098 in two theaters. The Other Side wasn't as lucky, missing the Mendoza Line with $1,246 in its lone theater.

This past week also saw milestones reached for many Per Theater Chart alumni:

  • A Beautiful Planet struggled during its opening, but found a market hitting $1 million just before the weekend.
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity got to $1 million since this time last week and it is already more than halfway to $2 million.
  • The Lobster reached the $1 million mark late in the weekend. That won't be the only milestone it will reach during its theatrical run.
  • Sing Street topped $2 million before the weekend and it has a shot at $3 million. However, its theater average is so low that it will lose most of its theaters in the coming weeks.
  • The Meddler got to $2 million late in the weekend; however, its per theater average is low enough that it likely won't expand much further.
  • Green Room manged to hit $3 million, but that's as far as it will go.
  • Likewise, Compadres got to $3 million before the weekend, but it too will not get any further.
  • A Hologram for the King made it to $4 million, but $5 million is out of reach.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, A Hologram for the King, Green Room, Love & Friendship, Crocodile Gennadiy, The Lobster, Sing Street, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Meddler, A Beautiful Planet, Maggie’s Plan, Ma Ma, Compadres, Weiner