What’s the Average Number of Movies Released In Theaters Per Month? & Other Random Trivia about the 2014 Box Office

Hunger Games Part 1

$121,897,634 – Biggest opening weekend? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1


072 INTL GrandBudapestStill__090$202,792 – Best per theater opening weekend average? The Grand Budapest Hotel


4,324 – Largest number of theaters for a single movie? The Amazing Spider-Man 2


ST. VINCENT2,548 – Largest number of theaters added from initial release? St Vincent – Starting out in only 4 theaters with an opening weekend of just over $109,000 – St Vincent went on to gross over $43,000,000.


AMERICAN SNIPER$332,250 – Highest per theater gross? American Sniper – Just opening on Christmas Day, American Sniper is well on its way to making lotsa moola. The guy on the right is the versatile Chance Kelly. You’ve no doubt seen him in all kinds of stuff on television and at the movies. And mark my words: you’ll see him in something you’re watching by the end of the week.


Boyhood_1$24,214,829 – Highest grossing IFC film? Boyhood


79.73% – Movie that made the most money in the first weekend? Saw 10th Anniversary


as above seal$21,321,100 – Lowest grossing movie from Universal? As Above/So Below


$134,938,200 – Highest grossing movie released in January 2014? Ride Along


 63

Number of movies grossing over $50,000,000


684

Total number of movies released in theaters in 2014


149

Total number of studios that released movies


104

Total number of movies Reel News Daily reviewed in our first six months at film festivals, from theaters, from home and online. We’re super excited for 2015!


130

Total number of movies released in at least 1,000 theaters


37

Studio with the most releases? IFC


57

Average number of movies released in theaters per month

*All information from Box Office Mojo.

About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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