Steve Jobs, the biopic of the late Apple CEO directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles to a powerful $520,942,” Lindsey Bahr reports for The Associated Press.

“Its $130,000 per-theater average ranks as the best of the year,” Bahr reports, “and should bode well for the film’s expansion across the next two weeks.”

Bahr reports, “‘This is a movie everyone’s talking about, and now they’re going to be talking about it even more,’ Dergarabedian said.”

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“$130,236 [per-theater average is] the best showing of 2015 to date and the biggest since American Sniper ($158,354),” Pamela McClintock reports for The Hollywood Reporter.

“It’s also among the top screen averages of all time, and the fourth-best for a title going out in four theaters behind The Grand Budapest Hotel ($202,792), American Sniper and Moonrise Kingdom ($130,749),” McClintock reports. “Steve Jobs‘ performance bodes well as it prepares to expand timed to awards season. The critically acclaimed film was written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels. The film skewed young for an adult drama, with 51 percent of the audience under the age of 35, and skewed slightly male (53 percent).”

McClintock reports, “Boyle’s film will be playing in more than 60 theaters next weekend before rolling out nationwide on Oct. 23.”

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