Monday, May 01, 2006

$10K Per Screen

The Lost City took in $10,000 per screen this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. Although its total weekend gross was dwarfed by the big studio vehicles, it had the second highest per screen take, with $18,000 coming from 18 screens. Only Fox Searchlight’s Water had a higher per screen average this weekend with $12,080, but it played on a very limited five screens. By comparison United 93 did $6,465 per screen, RV $4,506 per screen, and Stick It $5,522 per screen. Hopefully the relatively strong per screen numbers will keep City held over on its current 18 screens, as it expands to other cities.

Incidentally, The Lost City and United 93 are currently the highest graded debuts this week, scoring a solid B and B+ respectively from Mojo users. I haven’t seen United 93 yet, but I certainly recommend The Lost City.