Skip to comments.ATLAS SHRUGGED
Posted on 04/18/2011 6:41:10 AM PDT by cgchief
I'm sure it won't be reported by the mainstream media, but does anyone have an idea on how Atlas Shrugged did at the box office this weekend?
I was wondering the same thing this morning.
there are several threads on AS including some sites for box office
Probably not well. I live in a decent sized metro area (Norfolk, VA) and the closest place playing the movie is in Richmond, or about 2 hours away. I want to see it, but I’m not to that extent. I’ll wait for DVD.
It did ok. About $5,500 per screen which isn’t bad. If word of mouth bumps it to 1,000 screens in the next weeks or so, it will likely be profitable.
1.7 million does not sound like a lot. How many theaters was it playing in? I could not get a ticket this weekend. The only two theaters near me playing it were all sold out the whole weekend.
I hit the opening weekend box office pretty close on Saturday, based on the Friday box office.
That’s a good take. Hopefully it can get more screens.
300 theaters. not many.
@ $5500 per screen... if they rolled out to 2000 screens, they have brought in $11m on a single night. possibly $20m+ the weekend
I dont have the $ numbers but I read it came in 3rd overall with 15% of ticket sales this weekend. It came in behind “Scream 4” and “rio”. Pretty good for only being in 300 theaters.
Domestic Total as of Apr. 17, 2011: $1,677,000 (Estimate)
Distributor: Rocky Mountain Pictures Release Date: April 15, 2011
Genre: Drama Runtime: 1 hrs. 42 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Production Budget: $10 million
Theater owners are interested in profits so I imagine that many of them might see how well it did and hopefully the viewings will be expanded this second weekend. Probably find out Thursday when theaters usually change up their movies.
IMDB doesn’t show it in the top 10, however, it had a limited release this past weekend so we may not get numbers until it has a full nation-wide release.
True. If it expands, and the a.s. the movie facebook says it will, more money PLUS don’t forget DVDs, poss. overseas markets etc. It’s going against the grain of film critics, who would laud “An Inconvenient Truth Pt 2” if that were to be made. Ordinary movie viewers are for the most part applauding this film.
theaters are chains these days. the chains are owned by people with an agenda. they deliberately keep duds in the theaters to block other films.
the left will put ideology ahead of money, especially if it will directly impact or address their efforts
Was only showing in 2 more obscure theaters here in the DC area ... Went last night and attendance was light, but that’s usually true on a sunday night ...and also when gas prices are up to $4 per gallon, poeple could be cutting back on going out.
However I’m sure the politburo has it restricted ... esp around DC.
Scream 4: $5,833/screen
Atlas Shrugged: $5,590/screen
Normally, dropoff is at least 50% by the second weekend, and most movies are gone after three. "Passion of the Christ" was absolutely unique because of the way Mel developed the promotion.
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