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Theater Averages: Post Haunts the Theater Average Chart

January 10th, 2018

The Post

None of the new releases reached the $10,000 club, which is not unexpected. The Post remained in first place earning an average of $47,167 in 36 theaters. This is an amazing omen for its upcoming wide expansion. Phantom Thread slipped to $40,040 in four theaters. There was a large gap to the third place film, Ex Files 3: Return of the Exes, which earned an average of $10,418 in 17 theaters, while I, Tonya was right behind with $10,107 in 242 theaters. The best new release of the week was actually the only wide release of the week, Insidious: The Last Key, with an average of $9,493.

The only new limited release that was even close to the $10,000 club was In Between, which earned an average of $5,976 in two theaters over the weekend and an average of $8,781 from Wednesday through Sunday. Goldbuster was next with an average of $3,299 in 24 theaters. That’s not a good start. In the Land of Pomegranates and Django were neck-and-neck with averages of $3,072 in one theater and $2,931 in four respectively. Namiya missed the Mendoza Line with an average of $1,885 in 21 theaters.

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

  • Along With The Gods The Two Worlds reached $1 million over the weekend and it still has room to grow. It is doing amazingly well for a foreign-language film.
  • The Post hit $2 million before the weekend and $3 million during the weekend. It will get to $4 million before its expansion on Friday.
  • Tiger Zinda Hai made it to $5 million before the weekend and has a shot at $6 million before its run is over. However, it is losing theaters, so that’s not a sure thing.
  • I, Tonya expanded into over 200 theaters this past weekend and that helped it reach $5 million. More impressively, its theater average is still over the $10,000 mark.
  • Call Me by Your Name hit $5 million before the weekend and $6 million over the weekend. It looks like it has peaked at the box office, on the other hand.
  • Molly’s Game expanded semi-wide getting to $10 million in the process. It will get to $15 million before the weekend and $20 million over the weekend.
  • The Shape of Water peaked at the box office, but it still hit $20 million over the weekend. It has entered the top 100 on the 2017 domestic chart and will continue to climb, especially if it wins more awards.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri got to $25 million over the weekend, but unless it keeps winning awards, it won’t get any further.
  • Darkest Hour nearly doubled its theater count and that helped it get past $25 million over the weekend. It was in 80th place on the 2017 domestic chart by the end of the weekend.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Molly’s Game, Insidious: The Last Key, Darkest Hour, Bar Bahar, I, Tonya, Call Me by Your Name, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, Django, Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds, Tiger Zinda Hai, Yao Ling Ling, In the Land of Pomegranates, Namiya, Qian Ren 3: Yan Zhi Da Zuo Zhan
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