Category Archives: Box office receipts

As far as movies are concerned there is one ballot box: the theater box office

Sonja Harris, writing for Texas GOP Vote, a collaborative blog site committed to “restore, renew and reunite the GOP party,” has penned an article on the Atlas Shrugged movie titled “Who Is John Galt?” “Atlas Shrugged Part 1″ the movie, rated PG-13, opened in … Continue reading

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Film School Rejects: A failure? Atlas Shrugged has already outgrossed 125 films so far this year

Cole Abaius at Film School Rejects considers “Did ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Really Fail and Should Producer John Aglialoro Blame Critics?” Excerpt: There are anywhere from 2 to 8 independent films released every weekend, and most never even see the $1m mark. … Continue reading

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Weak Box Office Puts Atlas Parts 2 and 3 in Jeopardy

Some troubling news from the LA Times: EXCLUSIVE: Twelve days after opening “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1,” the producer of the Ayn Rand adaptation said Tuesday that he is reconsidering his plans to make Parts 2 and 3 because of scathing … Continue reading

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Hollywood “Shocked:” Atlas Succeeds Despite “Awful” Marketing

The Hollywood Reporter has a great article on Atlas’s commercial success and expansion into more theaters: Despite its “awful” marketing plan, as one distribution exec calls it, the movie earned a $5,640 per-theater average opening: “Things have turned for us,” … Continue reading

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Reason.tv: A panel interview with the creators of the Atlas Shrugged movie

It’s 39 minutes long, but well worth watching — rich with information and insights. The producers point out that last Friday, on per-screen basis, the Atlas Shrugged movie was the top-grossing film in America.

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Atlas to Expand from 300 to 1000 Theaters?

Atlas Shrugged may “expand significantly in the next few weekends” to “as many as one thousand screens” according to Harmon Kaslow, as quoted by Peter Knegt in indieWIRE: “We were very optimistic about how it was going to perform,”  the … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged Weekend Box Office Estimates

Box Office Mojo reports an estimated first weekend gross of $1.677M for Atlas Shrugged Part One. That’s about $5590/theater. It seems a bit early to be reporting weekend numbers (including Sunday), and I’ll keep an eye out for any updates. … Continue reading

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Reader Survey: How many times are you planning to see the movie this weekend?

I’ve heard several people comment that the movie only gets better with subsequent viewings, and it sounds like quite a few people are planning to see it more than once during the opening weekend. This is great, because it will … Continue reading

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Box Office Mojo: Total Friday receipts of $683,000 (#3 on per-theater basis)

Box Office Mojo reports that the Atlas Shrugged movie grossed $683,000 on Friday. This figure puts it in 13th place for total receipts and 3rd place for average receipt per theater ($2,277 per theater) — narrowly behind Scream 4 ($2,421 … Continue reading

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