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Theater Averages: Big Sick has a Very Healthy $84,315 Opening

June 28th, 2017

The Big Sick

Two limited releases that came out this past weekend topped the previous theater average record for 2017. The Big Sick earned an average of $84,315 in five theaters, which bodes well for its planned wide expansion in a couple of weeks. The Beguiled was next with an average of $57,323 in four theaters. Both of these are well ahead of the $41,508 average Beauty and the Beast earned during its opening weekend. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Transformers: The Last Knight, which earned an average of $10,981.

None of the rest of the new limited releases came close to the $5,000 mark. In Pursuit of Silence came the closest with $5,141 in its lone theater. My Journey Through French Cinema earned an average of $3,954 in three theaters. Next up was a logjam with four films within $400 of each other. The Ornithologist led this group with an average of $3,066 in two theaters. The Bad Batch was next with an average of $2,970 in 30 theaters. This isn’t bad for a film playing on Video on Demand. Food Evolution opened with $2,851 in one theater, while Tubelight managed an average of $2,752 in over 300. Finally, A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff missed the Mendoza Line with an average of just $1,735 in three theaters.

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

  • Churchill hit $1 million just before the weekend. That’s as far as it will go.
  • My Cousin Rachel hit $2 million very early last weekend. It did lose a lot of theaters this past weekend, so getting to $3 million will be difficult.
  • Beatriz at Dinner expanded to nearly 500 theaters helping it hit $1 million before the weekend and $2 million over the weekend.
  • The Book of Henry got to $2 million before the weekend and $3 million over the weekend. Its legs are better than expected given its reviews, but it has developed a reputation for being so bad it’s good and this is getting more than a few people to see it in theaters when they would have otherwise skipped it.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, The Bad Batch, The Book of Henry, My Cousin Rachel, Transformers: The Last Knight, O Ornitólogo, In Pursuit of Silence, The Beguiled, The Big Sick, Churchill, Beatriz at Dinner, A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff, Tubelight, Food Evolution, Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français