Back to IndieWire

The 10 Best Non-Disney Per-Theater-Averages of All Time

The 10 Best Non-Disney Per-Theater-Averages of All Time

In the wake of “The King’s Speech” massive box office debut this weekend, here’s a list of the 10 best per-theater-averages ever recorded, not including the 1990s-era Disney films that would debut in massive venues with huge ticket prices (though for the record, “The Lion King” remains the best overall PTA recorded, with an unbelieveable $793,377).

The list below, and check out more on “The King’s Speech”‘s box office here. Note that with respect to “Dreamgirls” and “Moulin Rouge!,” ticket prices were also considerably higher than usual, making their inclusion here questionable.

1. Dreamgirls (2006, 3 screens): $126,316
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 5 screens): $109,485
3. Precious (2009, 18 screens): $104,025
4. Evita (1996, 2 screens): $97,542
5. There Will Be Blood (2007, 2 screens): $95,370
6. The King’s Speech (2010, 4 screens): $87,448
7. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 8 screens): $85,313
8. Moulin Rouge! (2001, 2 screens): $83,770
9. Edward Scissorhands (1990, 2 screens): $79,811
10. Up in the Air (2009, 15 screens): $78,763

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Uncategorized and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox