Theater counts: Ghostbusters, Encanto dominate the Thanksgiving holiday

November 23, 2021 Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, three new wide releases catapult into theaters with Wednesday arrivals. The largest of the three is Encanto. Directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, and with original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto opens in 3,980 locations. Coming in next is the biographical crime drama, House of … Read more

Theater counts: Ghostbusters set for second-widest opening of the year

November 18, 2021 After an array of release date changes, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is final here. The latest in the Ghostbusters franchise is set to launch in 4,315 theaters, only trailing No Time to Die’s 4,407 venues as the largest opening this year, and overtaking both Jungle Cruise (4,310) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of … Read more

Theater counts: Eternals stays the widest release

November 11, 2021 Last week saw the debut of Walt Disney’s latest Marvel blockbuster in Eternals. The film captured a superb opening weekend of $71.3 million domestically and $90.7 million overseas, and currently enjoys a six-day domestic total of $85 million. It will keep its opening weekend theater count of 4,090 heading into this … Read more

Theater counts: Eternals unseat Dune with a 4,090-location debut

November 4, 2021 After two weeks sitting atop both the theater count chart and more importantly at the box office, Dune will take a backseat this week. The film opened domestically two weeks ago and has earned just north of $75 million. This week it drops down to 3,546 theaters, which is not enough … Read more

Theater counts: Dune holds as a new batch of releases debut

October 28, 2021 Dune arrived in North American theaters last weekend and took in a solid $41.01 million in its first three days from 4,125 theaters. The film is expected to retain that count heading into its second week. Fans of the sci-fi epic will be pleased as a sequel was announced earlier this … Read more

Theater counts: Dune makes landfall in North America

October 21, 2021 After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and rolling out in 36 international markets, Dune has finally reached domestic theaters. The feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1984 sci-fi novel showcases an all-star ensemble cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Jason Momoa, among others. The film, directed … Read more

Theater counts: Bond stays the widest release as Halloween Kills and the Last Duel slash into theaters

October 14, 2021 No Time to Die debuted last weekend with the widest release in nearly two years. Playing in 4,407 locations, the latest in the 007 franchise racked up a solid $55.22 million during its first weekend, and currently sits at $71.6 million after six days of release. Worldwide, the film has brought … Read more

Theater counts: Bond is back, and in 4,407 theaters this weekend

October 7, 2021 The latest Bond movie has finally reached North American shores and hits theaters in large fashion, arriving in a massive 4,407 theaters, which places it 14th on the all-time widest openings list (coming in one spot, and one theater more than 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker). No Time to … Read more

Theater counts: Venom and Addams Family 2 both debut in over 4,200 theaters this weekend

September 30, 2021 A vital month for the theatrical business kicks off tomorrow with the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and The Addams Family 2. Theater owners are doing their part by booking the films into over 4,200 locations each. Venom will be the widest of the two, playing in 4,225 movie … Read more