Repo! Grossed $26,000 in a single day

The Repo! premiere was a success! The movie grossed $26,000 on Friday when it opened in only eight theaters, even though Lionsgate had refused to promote it properly and release it nationwide.

A little bit of comparison: The Hottie and the Nottie grossed $27,696 in only three days, and it was played in 111 theaters.

I’m not an expert in box office estimates, but I’m assuming that by the end of the weekend, Repo! will have grossed about $78,000.

A new popular movie “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” which opened in 4,056 theaters on Friday grossed $17.5 million. Let’s say if Repo! was promoted massively and was released to 4,056 theaters, it would’ve made approximatively:

26,000 * 4,056 / 8 = $13,182,000 on Friday. And 13,182,000 * 3 = $39,546,000 in only three days!

Posted: November 8th, 2008
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