Top 10 Art House & Indie Box Office: September 23-25, 2011

Top 10 Art House & Indie Movies @ Box Office
September 23-25, 2011
Weekend Box Office Report
Art House & Indie Films
September 23-25, 2011

See Box Office chart below.

After three weekends in a row atop the Art House Box Office, Seven Days In Utopia tumbled to #2 in a lackluster weekend for art house pics that saw new releases bowing in very few theaters. Seven Days In Utopia pulled back substantially, losing 40% of its screens, and posting revenue that was down 57% from the prior weekend.

The Guard jumped two spots to #1, even as it shed theaters and pulled in almost 27% less than the prior weekend.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flamewas the only film that expanded in the top five, more than doubling its theater count to forty-eight (48), jumping four spots to #4 and increasing revenue about 190% vs. last weekend.

Pearl Jam Twenty a documentary about the rock group directed by Cameron Crowe, debuted at #6 in 7 theaters, averaging a healthy $14,635 per screen.

Thunder Soul, another music themed documentary, didn’t fare as well, pulling in an average of $1,464 for each of its 35 screens and debuting at #9.

Machine Gun Preacher, also bowing in its first week, just missed the charts at #11, earning $45,130 on four screens. The film is poised to expand in coming weeks and expect it to climb into the Top 10.

SPECIAL NOTES:

1. Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain, a concert film in its third weekend of release, featuring the comic Kevin Hart, made $1,135,157 in 287 theaters and would have ranked #1 on our list for the third wekend in a row, but we generally don’t include concert films.

2. Hubble 3D a documentary short about Space Shuttle astronauts trying to repair the Hubbel Space Telescope grossed $62,461 on 25 screens and would have ranked #9 on our list, but we don’t include shorts.

September 23-25, 2011

Title Weekend Change Theaters Average Total Gross
The Guard $249,325 -26.6% 167
(-35)
$1,493 $4,165,154
Seven Days In Utopia $236,004 -57.6% 272
(-165)
$868 $4,019,819
Midnight In Paris $222,430 -34.7% 165
(-136)
$1,348 $54,432,211
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame $160,883 +189.9% 48
(+29)
$3,352 $263,468
Sarah’s Key $132,564 -50.3% 151
(-115)
$878 $6,592,747
Pearl Jam Twenty $102,448 New 7 $14,635 $382,791
My Afternoons With Marguerite $77,700 +271.8% 29
(+27)
$2,679 $109,400
Higher Ground $70,134 -36.6% 64
(-17)
$1,096 $577,221
Thunder Soul $51,253 New 35 $1,464 $51,253
Love Crime $48,498 +11.9% 20
(+3)
$2,425 $227,360

Source: Box Office Mojo

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