‘Steve Jobs’ per-theater average box-office ranks as the best of the year

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.”

Full article here.

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  1. Really? I just can’t believe that it would do better than The Avengers. James Spader’s take on the sardonic Ultron character has Oscar written all over it. Downey’s portrayal of the well meaning scientist who doesn’t stop,to think, a combination Gepetto Frankenstein was as thought provoking as ever. Scarlet Johansen’s beauty to the Hulk’s beast, just tragic. Captain America’s idealism was so powerful that he could budge Thor’s hammer when no one else could move it. Never a better metaphor. The movie going public just has no taste.

  2. This is just statistical maneuvering. Open in a few theaters in big cities with a lot of hype basically guarantees high per theater sales. The proof of its popularity will become apparent when wide general release occurs. I suspect it will be another story once that happens. I’ll wait for iTunes release.

  3. I saw it along with THE WALK at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater last Saturday and afterwards Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle (and other crew) were there for a Q&A. All of course self-congratulating themselves with a dash of humility.

    Watching STEVE JOBS is a lot like reading a newspaper story about something you know all about firsthand and can’t believe all the liberties and falsehoods employed by the writer of the newspaper article. It is in fact a very one-sided view of a very ruthless and emotionally dysfunctional Jobs who appears to be one of the biggest A-holes in tech ever. Well that’s probably true but there is more to the story of the man. They chose a sort of Grand Guignol Tech Soap Opera interpretation of Jobs like in three acts with key emphasis on his relationship with Lisa, or lack therein.

    My wife and I enjoyed THE WALK in 3D much more. Not for the acrophobic though, especially in 3D. The VFX are all too well done. The movie to me is really a love letter to the Twin Towers in NY, that of course are no longer with us.

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