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Theater Averages: Loving Loves its Opening Average of $39,904

November 8th, 2016


Loving led the way on the theater average chart this weekend with an average of $39,904 in four theaters. This isn’t among the best of the year, but it does show the film has room to grow and that should help its Oscar buzz, which in turn will help its box office numbers. The overall number one film, Doctor Strange, was next with an average of $21,911. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was Moonlight, which earned an average of $14,883 in 83 theaters. It still has room to grow, but its chances of expanding truly wide are very limited at this point. The Eagle Huntress was next with an average of $13,144 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Trolls at $11,473.

We only have numbers for a handful of other new limited releases and none of them did well. Peter and the Farm earned $3,844 in one theater, which isn’t bad, for a documentary already playing on VOD. Don’t Call Me Son was also playing in just one theater earning $2,066 over the weekend and $2,708 from Wednesday through Sunday. The Charnel House was playing on VOD, so it comes as no surprise that it earned an average of just $452 in 10 theaters. What Happened Last Night was even weaker at just $285 in 25 theaters.

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

  • Moonlight reached $2 million over the weekend and was just shy of $3 million by the end of the weekend.
  • Ae Dil Hai Muskkil got to $3 million over the weekend and has a shot at $4 million this weekend.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Trolls, Doctor Strange, Loving, Moonlight, The Eagle Huntress, Mãe Só Há Uma, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Peter and the Farm, What Happened Last Night, The Charnel House