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: Shang-Chi and Cry Macho once again too close to call

September 23, 2021 Since its debut in early September, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has enjoyed the limelight as the widest film, coupled with impressive numbers at the box office. For the first time, however, the Marvel film dips below the 4,000 theater mark, landing this week in 3,952 locations, which … Read more

Theater counts: Cry Macho and Shang-Chi go head to head

September 16, 2021 After two weeks on top of the theater count list, and more importantly dominating both the domestic and international box office, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings drops from 4,300 to 4,070 locations to begin its third week. The latest Marvel film has collected a stellar $152 million domestically … Read more