Drive-In Box Office Gold

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

This came in from the SoCalDIMS (Southern California Drive-In Movie Society:

We wanted to share this interesting box office tidbit that should interest all you drive-in fans out there.

From Box Office Essentials, an online industry service that film studios, marketing firms and theater owners often use to get weekend box office grosses reported some very enlightening box office returns for the weekend opening of Fred Clause starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti.

For per screen grosses covering that Friday, Saturday & Sunday…
The Vineland Drive-In in the City of Industry, California ranked #1 in the country with a weekend box office take of $19,827. In fact for the entire nation the top ten theaters ranked on Box Office Essentials website, 9 of them were drive-in theaters. And of those 9, 8 of them were right here in California.

They are in order:

The Vineland 4 DI (Industry, CA) – $19,827
The Van Buren 3 DI (Riverside, CA) – $14,735
The Capitol 6 DI (San Jose, CA) – $11,360
The South Bay Triple DI (San Diego, CA)– $10,115
The Mission Tiki 4 DI (Montclair, CA)– $9,114
The Rubidoux Triple DI (Riverside, CA)– $8,575
The Sacramento 6 DI (Sacramento, CA)– $7,898
The Solano Twin DI (Concord, CA)– $7,000
Permian Music City 11 (Odessa, TX)– $5,372 The Only Walk-In
The Starlite 6 DI (Atlanta, GA)– $5,319

Theaters in this post

Comments (6)

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 9, 2008 at 1:47 am

And they say the drive-in is dead, huh?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 9, 2008 at 6:38 am

Maybe not in California, I guess, but it is pretty much everywhere else.

steelbeard1 on January 9, 2008 at 9:13 am

Not in the Flint, Michigan area where there are two competing twin-screen drive in theaters still in operation from late April to early September.

markp on January 13, 2008 at 7:14 am

Sure wish we could figure out a way to get drive-ins back here in central New Jersey.

Frank Huttinger
Frank Huttinger on February 8, 2008 at 4:03 am

This is a very interesting. I am unable to compile the same data set at Rentrac. Could the author of this message please contact me?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 2, 2010 at 6:09 am

Starlite 6 drive-in is a gem and Atlanta’s only Drive-in.When our local paper here in Augusta lists the ten best things to do in the state the Starlite Drive-in made the list.Almost anyone heading to Flordia going thru Atlanta make time to see this Drive-in.

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