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Theater Counts: Girl on the Train Arrives in 3,144 Theaters

October 6th, 2016

The Girl on the Train

As expected, The Girl on the Train will open in the most theaters this weekend, and is the film to beat at the box office. Universal is expecting the film to play in 3,144 theaters as of Thursday afternoon, although it might pick up a few more by the weekend. How many of those theaters will play the film all weekend is currently unknown though, since Hurricane Matthew is causing the temporary closure of many movie theaters in Florida, and may prompt further shutdowns in the next few days. How much that will affect ticket sales is something we will only know over time.

The disruption couldn’t come at a worse time for The Birth of a Nation, which started the year as the hottest movie at Sundance, but has struggled in the run-up to its theatrical release. It will be in 2,105 theaters this weekend, and was hoping for a buzz-worthy opening and very strong word of mouth. The former is looking in danger right now, although the latter may help it out.

Looking ahead to next weekend, The Accountant will be debuting in approximately 3,200, and should have a shot at topping the chart, unless Girl on the Train breaks out this weekend.

Theater Counts for Weekend of October 7

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children20th Century Fox3,7053,522+183
The Magnificent SevenSony Pictures3,6963,674+22
StorksWarner Bros.3,6083,922-314
Deepwater HorizonLionsgate3,2593,2590
The Girl on the TrainUniversal3,144new
SullyWarner Bros.3,0583,717-659
Middle School: The Worst Years of My LifeLionsgate2,822new
The Birth of a Nation20th Century Fox2,105new
Queen of KatweWalt Disney1,2591,242+17
Sausage PartySony Pictures1,071233+838
Don't BreatheSony Pictures1,0661,653-587
Suicide SquadWarner Bros.9721,638-666
Bridget Jones's BabyUniversal9152,050-1,135
Blair WitchLionsgate6681,828-1,160
When the Bough BreaksSony Pictures460901-441
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal339455-116
Hell or High WaterLionsgate275520-245
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment265559-294
Kubo and the Two StringsFocus Features251526-275
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold StoryFIP233256-23
Pete's DragonWalt Disney224440-216
Finding DoryWalt Disney207139+68
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures191280-89
Jason BourneUniversal186312-126
War DogsWarner Bros.175166+9
The Wild LifeLionsgate164150+14
No Manches FridaLionsgate138256-118
The Light Between OceansWalt Disney101176-75
Florence Foster JenkinsParamount Pictures72128-56
Mechanic: ResurrectionLionsgate68138-70
The BFGWalt Disney4086-46
Mr. ChurchFreestyle Releasing1449-35
Hands of StoneWeinstein Co.1353-40
IndignationRoadside Attractions1221-9
Southside with YouRoadside Attractions1028-18
DancerIFC Films49-5
Blue JayThe Orchard1new
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday

Estimates for Weekend of October 14

The AccountantWarner Bros.3,200
Kevin Hart: What Now?Universal2,500
DesiertoSTX Entertainment74
Certain WomenIFC Films5
ChristineThe Orchard1

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