Theater Counts > 2006 > Week 51


December 20 – 22
Updated Thursday afternoons

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RankLWTitleDistributorTheater
Count
Change% ChangeEst.
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ChangeEst.
Shows
ChangeWeek #
> NEW RELEASES
2 - Night at the Museum Fox 3,688 - - 4,900 - 62,600 - 1
4 6 Rocky Balboa MGM 3,017 - - 3,400 - 45,400 - 1
7 15 We Are Marshall Warner Bros. 2,606 +1,606 +160.6% 2,800 +2,800 33,000 +33,000 1
9 - The Good Shepherd Universal 2,215 - - 2,400 - 23,200 - 1
37 - Curse of the Golden Flower Sony Classics 60 - - 67 - 889 - 1
40 - Bhagam Bhag Rainbow Films 51 - - - - - - 1
69 75 Letters from Iwo Jima Warner Bros. 5 - - 10 - 127 - 1
71 84 The Painted Veil Warner Independent 4 - - 5 - 71 - 1
78 - Venus Miramax 3 - - 3 - 16 - 1
79 - Words of My Perfect Teacher International Film Circuit 3 - - 3 - 7 - 1
93 - No Restraint IFC 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1
> EXPANDING
1 1 Charlotte's Web (2006) Paramount 3,728 +162 +4.5% 4,800 +200 61,700 -1,800 2
3 3 Eragon Fox 3,030 +10 +0.3% 3,700 - 48,500 -3,000 2
5 4 The Pursuit of Happyness Sony / Columbia 2,863 +11 +0.4% 3,600 - 44,000 -2,200 2
6 7 The Holiday Sony / Columbia 2,635 +21 +0.8% 2,700 -500 28,800 -7,800 3
11 12 Blood Diamond Warner Bros. 1,920 +10 +0.5% 2,000 -200 17,100 -8,700 3
16 87 Dreamgirls Paramount (DreamWorks) 852 +849 +28,300.0% 3 - 30 +10 2
22 31 The Prestige Buena Vista 263 +147 +126.7% 270 +150 720 +430 10
26 36 The History Boys Fox Searchlight 163 +87 +114.5% 170 +89 1,890 +876 5
27 43 Volver Sony Classics 115 +70 +155.6% 130 +80 450 +230 8
41 51 Little Children New Line 42 +21 +100.0% - - - - 12
47 53 Sweet Land Libero, LLC 29 +8 +38.1% 30 - 100 - 11
52 74 The Good German Warner Bros. 19 +14 +280.0% 20 +12 330 +210 2
74 99 Galapagos (IMAX) IMAX 3 +1 +50.0% - - - - 374
77 116 The Secret Life of Words Strand 3 +2 +200.0% 3 +1 12 +6 2
83 113 Mutual Appreciation Goodbye Cruel Releasing 2 +1 +100.0% - - - - 17
85 114 Opal Dream Strand 2 +1 +100.0% 2 +1 10 +7 5
> NO CHANGE
14 - Black Christmas (2006) MGM (Weinstein) 1,278 - - 1,300 - 5,700 - 0
50 48 Deep Sea 3D (IMAX) Warner Bros. 25 - - 30 - 220 +80 43
51 - Notes on a Scandal Fox Searchlight 22 - - 1 - - - 0
55 - Children of Men Universal 16 - - 20 - 90 - 0
61 63 Magnificent Desolation (IMAX) IMAX 11 - - 11 - 20 - 66
73 88 Family Law IFC 3 - - 3 - 13 +3 3
76 - Perfume - The Story of a Murderer Paramount (DreamWorks) 3 - - - - - - 0
80 95 Aliens of the Deep (IMAX) Buena Vista 2 - - 2 - - - 100
86 102 Samoan Wedding Magnolia 2 - - - - - - 7
90 109 El Topo (re-issue) Abkco Films 1 - - - - - - 2
91 112 Flannel Pajamas Gigantic Releasing 1 - - 1 - 2 - 6
95 - Soap Strand 1 - - 1 - 3 - 3
96 - Two or Three Things I Know About Her (re-issue) Rialto 1 - - 1 - 4 - 6
> DECLINING
8 2 Happy Feet Warner Bros. 2,565 -770 -23.1% 2,700 -1,000 27,100 -19,400 6
10 9 Apocalypto Buena Vista 2,144 -321 -13.0% 2,300 -500 19,700 -13,300 3
12 8 The Nativity Story New Line 1,824 -750 -29.1% 1,824 -776 18,200 -11,900 4
13 10 Casino Royale Sony / Columbia 1,588 -849 -34.8% 1,600 -1,100 12,900 -14,800 6
15 5 Unaccompanied Minors Warner Bros. 1,125 -1,650 -59.5% 1,125 -1,675 9,800 -26,900 3
17 11 Deja Vu Buena Vista 839 -1,146 -57.7% 850 -1,250 6,580 -15,220 5
18 14 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Buena Vista 801 -734 -47.8% 801 -734 7,030 -8,970 8
19 13 Deck the Halls Fox 751 -1,100 -59.4% 751 -1,149 6,220 -13,980 5
20 16 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Fox 458 -493 -51.8% 460 -500 4,670 -5,250 8
21 18 The Queen Miramax 302 -181 -37.5% 310 -180 3,040 -2,370 13
23 22 Babel Paramount Vantage 208 -12 -5.5% 210 -170 1,760 -840 9
24 21 The Departed Warner Bros. 191 -63 -24.8% 200 -60 1,310 -660 12
25 19 Flushed Away Paramount (DreamWorks) 185 -265 -58.9% - - - - 8
28 25 The Guardian Buena Vista 101 -67 -39.9% 101 -69 240 -240 13
29 24 Flicka Fox 90 -99 -52.4% 90 -100 780 -1,090 10
30 23 Bobby MGM (Weinstein) 88 -115 -56.7% 90 -113 630 -1,210 6
31 27 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny New Line 85 -75 -46.9% - - - - 5
32 20 Turistas Fox Atomic 80 -295 -78.7% 80 -300 850 -2,620 4
33 34 The Marine Fox 68 -16 -19.0% 70 -14 810 -280 11
34 26 For Your Consideration Warner Independent 63 -98 -60.9% 63 -98 520 -1,170 6
35 33 Little Miss Sunshine Fox Searchlight 63 -32 -33.7% 63 -37 560 -310 22
36 35 The Illusionist Yari Film Group 62 -20 -24.4% 62 -20 560 -240 19
38 30 Facing the Giants IDP 53 -70 -56.9% 53 -70 150 -280 13
39 32 Guadalupe Slowhand Cinema 52 -58 -52.7% 52 - 150 - 3
42 39 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning New Line 41 -27 -39.7% - - - - 12
43 46 The Polar Express (IMAX re-issue 2006) Warner Bros. 36 -1 -2.7% - - - - 6
44 28 The Fountain Warner Bros. 35 -110 -75.9% 40 -110 360 -1,030 5
45 41 A Good Year Fox 35 -26 -42.6% 40 -21 318 -292 7
46 38 Shut Up and Sing Weinstein Company 35 -36 -50.7% 40 -43 270 -480 9
48 47 Santa Vs. the Snowman - Season 5 (IMAX) IMAX 28 -1 -3.4% - - - - 8
49 42 Kabul Express Yash Raj 27 -23 -46.0% - - - - 2
53 50 Copying Beethoven MGM 18 -5 -21.7% 20 -3 118 -122 7
54 55 Roving Mars (IMAX) Buena Vista 18 -1 -5.3% 20 - 50 +10 48
56 44 Dhoom 2 Yash Raj 16 -24 -60.0% 20 -30 40 -90 5
57 52 Shortbus ThinkFilm 14 -7 -33.3% 14 -7 30 -30 12
58 29 National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj MGM 12 -118 -90.8% 12 -118 80 -1,140 4
59 54 Driving Lessons Sony Classics 11 -8 -42.1% 11 -9 20 -50 11
60 60 Keeping Mum ThinkFilm 11 -3 -21.4% 11 -3 20 -20 15
62 57 The Work and the Glory III: A House Divided Excel 11 -5 -31.3% 11 -9 20 -30 5
63 56 American Hardcore Sony Classics 9 -8 -47.1% 10 -10 20 -30 14
64 58 The Last King of Scotland Fox Searchlight 9 -6 -40.0% 10 -10 110 -70 13
65 59 Jesus Camp Magnolia 8 -6 -42.9% 10 -4 20 -10 15
66 49 Fast Food Nation Fox Searchlight 6 -18 -75.0% 10 -14 40 -180 6
67 61 Candy ThinkFilm 5 -7 -58.3% 5 -7 17 -29 6
68 66 The Cave of the Yellow Dog Tartan 5 -3 -37.5% 10 - 10 -20 7
70 64 Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Sony Classics 5 -5 -50.0% 10 - 10 -10 17
72 70 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (2006) Buena Vista 4 -2 -33.3% 4 -6 22 -8 10
75 76 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont Cineville 3 -2 -40.0% 3 -2 6 -3 57
81 86 The Aura IFC 2 -1 -33.3% 2 -1 - - 6
82 73 Cocaine Cowboys Magnolia 2 -3 -60.0% - - - - 9
84 83 Off the Black ThinkFilm 2 -2 -50.0% 2 -2 9 -6 3
87 94 Screamers (2006) Maya Entertainment 2 -1 -33.3% - - - - 3
88 69 The Bridesmaid First Run 1 -5 -83.3% 1 -9 2 -18 21
89 96 The Bridge First Stripe Productions 1 -1 -50.0% 1 - 2 - 9
92 91 Le Petit Lieutenant Cinema Guild 1 -2 -66.7% - - - - 16
94 93 Old Joy Kino 1 -2 -66.7% - - - - 18
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