Expelled the Movie: Opening Night Box Office Exceeds Expectations
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed brought in an estimated $1.2 million on its opening night. Even though it was #14 in terms of number of screens, it was #8 in overall revenue, and #4 in per screen average (among those on the Friday estimate chart). Most box office sites I looked at predicted it would end up with 2.0-2.4 for the whole weekend (Friday to Sunday) with an average of 2.2. It is on track to get at least $3.5 million for the weekend, which would be 60% above expectations.
It looks like all the glowing reviews in the mainstream media had an effect . . . (chuckles).
I think that there is a good chance that it will have even better results on both Saturday and Sunday, because more people can go to the daytime showings.