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Theater Averages: Exits is Golden with $11,719, Fifty Shades Freed Settles for Silver

February 13th, 2018

Golden Exits

Golden Exits earned first place with $11,719 in its lone theater. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Fifty Shades Freed with an average of $10,234.

Four of the other five new limited releases were playing in more than 100 theaters. Pad Man was the best of the rest earning an average of $4,871 in 152 theaters. 2018 Oscar Shorts and La Boda Valentina had nearly identical averages of $3,510 and $3,465, while both were playing in well over 100 theaters. The Female Brain was only playing in two theaters earning an average of $3,443. Finally, there’s But Deliver Us from Evil, which earned an average of just $403 in nearly 250 theaters.

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

  • La Boda Valentina earned more than $1 million during its opening weekend.
  • Padmaavat got to $10 million during the weekend, but that’s likely as far as it will go.
  • Phantom Thread topped $15 million just before the weekend. It could get to $20 million, if it wins a few Oscars.
  • I, Tonya reached $25 million over the weekend. It will need some Oscar success to get past $30 million.
  • Hostiles also hit $25 million over the weekend. It is losing theaters at an accelerate rate, on the other hand, so it very likely won’t get too much further than $30 million.
  • Lady Bird reached $45 million over the weekend, but unless it converts some of its Oscars nominations into wins, it won’t get to $50 million.
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri also reached $45 million over the weekend, but it is almost guaranteed to reach $50 million, even if it doesn’t win a single Oscar.
  • The Shape of Water topped $45 million early last weekend and was at nearly $50 million by the end of the weekend.
  • Darkest Hour hit $50 million early in the weekend and should get to $55 million, but it might need an Oscar win or two to get there.
  • The Post made it all the way to $70 million over the weekend and is now in 43rd place on the 2017 chart.
Weekend Box Office Results

Filed under: Theater Averages, Fifty Shades Freed, Darkest Hour, I, Tonya, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water, Phantom Thread, The Female Brain, Lady Bird, Golden Exits, Hostiles, Padmavati, La Boda de Valentina, Padman, But Deliver Us From Evil, 2018 Oscar Shorts