Wednesday, July 20, 2011

“The Undefeated’s” Excellent Box Draw

John R. Houk
© July 20, 2011

One of my sons speaks the Sarah Palin like he has mucky gravel in his mouth. We were having a discussion about the success or failure of the Palin friendly movie “The Undefeated.”

I told that in comparison to other movies “The Undefeated” did just fine regardless of Left Wing critics and movie critics that are in the tank filled with Palin Derangement Syndrome.

My son simply replied that the weekend of July 17, 2011 the Palin friendly movie only grossed $65,132. I am guessing his point was that “The Undefeated” was not even microscopically close to the big box office leader of “Harry Potter.”

The following is the number 1, number 2 and “The Undefeated” numbers for the weekend of 7/17/11 by average gross. Note that the Number 2 grossing movie had an estimated less per/theater average than “The Undefeated”. (Source: Box Office Mojo and one of my sons (for “The Undefeated”).

Harry Potter
Theaters: 4,375
Average per/Theater: $38700
Theaters: 3,917
Average per/Theater: $5445
The Undefeated
Theaters: 10
Average per/Theater: $6500

The Undefeated” really was not close to “Harry Potter” with the per/theater average; however the Palin documentary fared better than: “Transformers” which was number two in the gross. I would have to say did a superior job on its opening weekend.

JRH 7/20/11

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