The 10 Best Non-Disney Per-Theater-Averages of All Time (UPDATED)

By thelostboy | The Lost Boys December 12, 2010 at 4:33AM

In the wake of "The King's Speech," "Black Swan" AND "The Fighter" all grabbing massive box office debuts this past three weekend, here's a list of the 10 best per-theater-averages ever recorded, not including the 1990s-era Disney films that would debut in massive venues with huge ticket prices (though for the record, "The Lion King" remains the best overall PTA recorded, with an unbelieveable $793,377).
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In the wake of "The King's Speech," "Black Swan" AND "The Fighter" all grabbing massive box office debuts this past three weekend, here's a list of the 10 best per-theater-averages ever recorded, not including the 1990s-era Disney films that would debut in massive venues with huge ticket prices (though for the record, "The Lion King" remains the best overall PTA recorded, with an unbelieveable $793,377).

The list below (with all three 2010 titles in the top ten, and check out more on "The Fighter"'s box office here. Note that with respect to "Dreamgirls" and "Moulin Rouge!," ticket prices were also considerably higher than usual, making their inclusion here somewhat questionable.

1. Dreamgirls (2006, 3 screens): $126,316
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005, 5 screens): $109,485
3. Precious (2009, 18 screens): $104,025
4. Evita (1996, 2 screens): $97,542
5. There Will Be Blood (2007, 2 screens): $95,370
6. The King's Speech (2010, 4 screens): $88,863
7. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005, 8 screens): $85,313
8. Moulin Rouge! (2001, 2 screens): $83,770
9. Black Swan (2010, 18 screens): $80,212
10. The Fighter (2010, 4 screens): $80,000