According to Fantasy Moguls, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s first two days in release has brought some major per theatre averages… In two houses, the film managed a $33,000 average on Wednesday and slightly down $28,000 average on Thursday. That suggests that Blood might be headed for a $90,000 average this upcoming weekend.
And this is good news for any lover of film, especially when two genuine pieces of garbage: National Treasure: Book of Secrets and Alvin and the Chipmunks, along with slighly more impressive I Am Legend have truly dominated the Christmas money train, once again showing us that the Wild Hogs suggested stupidity of American filmgoers was no fluke. The three films have a combined gross of well over $300 million, and have been open for less than 2 weeks or less than 1 week, respectively. Equally sad is that, other than Blood, the highest reported average on Thursday was The Bucket List.
In other news, briefly and notably, Sweeney Todd continues to have trouble, falling below P.S. I Love You and The Water Horse‘s takings on Thursday, earning just $2.27 million for 9th place. Juno, however, is doing quite well (benefiting from a platform release that might have done Sweeney some good), hitting 6th place on Thursday and bringing its cume to almost $16 million.