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Theater Averages: Don’t Think has earned First Place Twice

August 3rd, 2016


Don’t Think Twice repeated as champion of the theater average chart. It expanded from 1 to 5 theaters but still earned a very healthy average of $31,022. It will expand further. Indignation was the best of the new limited releases, earning an average of $23,281 in 4 theaters, while Equity was close behind with an average of $20,609 in 4 theaters. The overall number one film, Jason Bourne, was next with an average of $14,708. Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil earned $12,064 in 1 theater over the weekend and $19,076 from Wednesday through Sunday. A couple of documentaries rounded out the $10,000 club. Miss Sharon Jones earned $10,323 in 1 theater, while Gleason managed an average of $10,176 in 9 theaters.

There were only a few other new limited releases. The Land did the best of the rest with an average of $8,979 in 2 theaters. Dishoom was the biggest limited release playing in over 100 theaters and it earned an average of $3,914, which is acceptable, but nothing special. The final limited release of the week was Into the Forest. The film only managed an average of $429 in 15 theaters; however, it was playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers are likely immaterial.

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

  • The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble got to $1 million after eight weeks of release. It won’t get to $2 million.
  • Captain Fantastic expanded into its best weekend of its run so far earning $1 million over the weekend. This pushed it past $2 million in total and keeps it on pace for at least $4 million to $5 million.
  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie hit $2 million before the weekend and $3 million over the weekend.
  • Café Society also hit $1 million over the weekend and will reach at least $2 million this weekend.
  • Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party reached $5 million since this time last week. It will get to $10 million before the weekend. This is impressive for a documentary; however, it is less impressive that these films only work when there is an election. It is also even less impressive, as they seem to have no effect on the outcome of these elections.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Jason Bourne, Captain Fantastic, Into the Forest, Indignation, Miss Sharon Jones, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Café Society, Don’t Think Twice, The Land, Equity, Gleason, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil, Dishoom