The Exhibitor (1961)

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BABES IN tOYLAND (BV) Radio City, New York ($163,100) BACHELOR IN PARADISE (MGM) Capitol, New York ($45,900) Goldman, Philadelphia ($12,800) Adams, Detroit ($9,800) State, Omaha ($5.2001 Music Hall, Seattle ($7,100) Woods, Chicago ($25,100) Warfield, San Francisco ($10,000) Ohio, Louisville (No Ave) Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) Music Box, Seattle ($5,700) Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) BACK STREET (U-l) United Artists, Chicago ($20,800) Capitol, New York ($45,900) Ambassador, St. Louis ($10,700) Kentucky, Louisville ($7,600) Mercury, Detroit ($14,300) Blue Mouse. Seattle ($10,600) Memorial, Boston ($17,900) Orpheum. Omaha ($8,700) Golden Gate, San Francisco ($19,700) Stanley, Philadelphia ($18,700) BLOOD AND ROSES (PAR.) Omaha, Omaha ($7,700) Metropolitan, Boston ($11,600) DeMille, New York ($22,800) Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) Viking, Philadelphia ($7,000) Coliseum, Seattle ($8,600) BLUE HAWAII (PAR.) Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) St. Francis, San Francisco ($12,200) Fox, Philadelphia ($14,800) Paramount, Seattle ($12,300) St. Louis, St. Louis ($12,500) Kentucky, Louisville ($7,600) Metropolitan, Boston ($11,600) BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (PAR.) Capri, Boston ($8,100) Radio City, New York ($163,100) Coliseum, Seattle ($8,600) Madison, Detroit ($16,000) Ohio, Louisville (No Ave.) Esquire, Chicago ($13,500) Fox, St. Louis ($14,300) Omaha, Omaha ($7,700) Alexandria, San Francisco ($12,500) Paramount, Seattle ($12,300) Arcadia, Philadelphia ($13,200) BRIDGE TO THE SUN (MGM) Stanton, Philadelphia ($13,400) Adams, Detroit ($9,800) Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) Woods, Chicago ($25,100) Forum, New York ($19,700) Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) State, Omaha ($5,200) Warfield, San Francisco ($10,000) Blue Mouse, Seattle ($10,600) United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) COLOSSUS OF RHODES (MGM) Warfield, San Francisco ($10,000) Music Hall, Seattle ($7,100) COMANCHEROS (20TH-FOX) Paramount, New York ($32,700) Stanton, Philadelphia ($13,400) Fox, Detroit ($12,600) Oriental, Chicago ($27,000) Fox, San Francisco ($12,300) Memorial, Boston ($17,900) Fox, St. Louis ($14,300) Orpheum, Omaha ($8,700) Fifth Avenue, Seattle ($7,900) United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) COME SEPTEMBER (U-l) Kentucky, Louisville ($7,600) Fox, St. Louis ($14,300) Golden Gate, San Francisco ($19,700) Chicago, Chicago ($28,100) Music Hall, Seattle ($7,100) Radio City, New York ($163,100) Arcadia, Philadelphia ($13,200) Memorial, Boston ($17,900) Orpheum, Omaha ($8,700) DEVIL AT 4 O'CLOCK (COL.) Criterion, New York ($27,300) Fox, Philadelphia ($14,800) Grand Circus, Detroit ($13,000) Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) Orpheum, Omaha ($8,700) Fifth Avenue. Seattle ($7,900) State-Lake, Chicago ($25,000) St. Francis, San Francisco ($12,200) United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) Fox, St. Louis ($14,300) EL CID (AA) Warner, New York ($21,900) ERRAND BOY (PAR) Paramount, Boston ($16,800) Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) St. Louis, St. Louis ($12,500) Kentucky, Louisville ($7,600) Chicago, Chicago ($28,100) FLOWER DRUM SONG (U-l) Radio City, New York ($163,100) 1 ft . 106% 5 ft .. 70% 3 ft . . .101% 7 ft . . . 87% 3 ft . .128% 3 ft . .109% 7 ft . . . 79% 3 ft . 109% 3 ”Ave.$7,000 4 ft . . .127%, 2 ft . . . 72% 3 ft . . .103%, 6 ft 96%, 4 tt 61%, 3 tt 102%, 4 tt . . 81%, 5 tt . . . 91%, 2 tt . . . 61%, 5 tt . . 79%, 1 tt . .. 87%, 4 tt . . . 62%, 5 tt . 81%, 1 tt . . 60%, 2 tt . . . 88%, 1 tt . . . 73%, 1 tt . . 61%, 1 tt . . .124%, 1 tt . . . 71% 3 tt . . 86%, 4 tt . .114%, 2 tt . . . 80%, 4 tt . . . 71% 2 tt . . . 94%, 3 tt 112%, 4 tt . .121%, 10 tt 190%, 5 99 . . . 98%, 2 tt . . . 95%, 9 tt 99%, 2 ”Ave.$7,000 9 tt . . . 106%, 4 tt . . .112%, 3 tt . . 98%, 6 tt . . 111%, 2 tt . . . 67%, 8 tt .112% 2 tt . . . 86%, 2 tt . . . 88%, 2 tt . . . 74%, 3 tt . . . 62%, 3 tt . . . 64%, 1 tt . . . 82%, 2 tt . . . 79%, 3 tt . . . 97%, 1 tt . 60%, 1 tt . . 60%, 1 tt . .100%, 2 tt . . . 83%, 7 tt ... 89% 4 tt . . . 96%, 3 tt . . 119%, 5 tt ... 71%, 3 tt . . . 100% 4 tt . . . 73%, 1 it . . . 91% 2 tt . . . 88%, 4 it . . . 97%, 2 it 112%, 7 It ... 87% 6 it . . .125%, 3 tt . . 99%, 7 tt . . 101%, 3 tt . . .173%, 4 it . . .102%, 9 it . . 119%, 5 tt 117% 1 tt . . .207%, 9 it . . . .101%, 6 tt . . .115%, 5 it . . . .123%, 4 tt . .141%, 3 99 . . . . 83%, 5 it . . . 101%, 5 tt . . . . 86%, 5 tt . . .113%, 4 it . . . .124%, 3 it . . . . 99%, 1 tt . . .254%, 1 tt .... 90% 1 tt . . . . 65%, 1 tt .... 92% 1 tt ... 72%, 4 tt . ... 96%, 5 tt . ... 92%, GEORGE RAFT STORY (AA) United Artists, Chicago ($20,800) 4 ” , 100% GREYFRIARS' BOBBY (BV) Midtown, Philadelphia ($10,400) 4 ” 79% Madison, Detroit ($16,000) 2 ” 63% Paramount, Boston ($16,800) 1 ” 88% Mary Anderson, Louisville ($6,100) 3 ” 109% Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,000) 2 ” 61% Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) 2 ” _ 78% Fox, San Francisco ($12,300) 2 ” 84% Music Hall, Seattle ($7,100) 2 ” 76% State, Omaha ($5,200) 1 ” 100% GUNS OF NAVARONE (COL.) Criterion, New York ($27,300) 17 ” ....185% United Artists, Detroit ($19,700) 16 ” . . 85% State-Lake, Chicago ($25,000) 16 ” ..104% St. Francis, San Francisco ($13,200) 10 ”... .133% Fox, Philadelphia ($14,800) 14 ” ..153% Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) 6 ” ..128% Gary, Boston ($10,300) 16 ,f 210% Orpheum, Omaha ($8,700) 4 ” ..131% Fifth Avenue, Seattle ($7,900) 11 ” 105% United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) 5 ” . . . . 124% Loew’s Midcity, St. Louis ($11,300) 4 ” 90% HUSTLER (20TH-FOX) Stanley, Philadelphia ($18,700) 4 ” . . . . 98% Fox, Detroit ($12,600) 5 ” 116% Metropolitan, Boston ($11,600) 4 ” .121% Oriental, Chicago ($27,000) 6 ”... 81% Paramount, New York ($32,700) 5 ” . . . 124% Orpheum, Omaha ($8,700) 2 ” 118% United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) 1 ”... 92% Coliseum, Seattle ($8,600) 2 ”... 98% Ambassador, St. Louis ($10,700) 3 ” 142% Fox, San Francisco ($12,300) 3 ”... .101% KING OF KINGS (MGM) Loew’s State, New York (No Ave.) 10 ”Ave.$36,600 Boyd, Philadelphia ($21,700) 7 ” _ 88% United Artists, Detroit ($19,700) 7 ”... 71% Saxon, Boston ($18,900) 8 ” . . . . 90% Todd, Chicago ($28,000) 9 ” _ 77% Coronet, San Francisco ($22,500) 8 ” . . . . 77% LA DOLCE VITA (ASTOR) Henry Miller, New York (No Ave.) 33 ”Ave.$20,700 Gary, Boston ($10,300) 12 ” _ 132% Todd, Chicago (No Ave.) 16 ” Ave. $16,400 Boyd, Philadelphia ($21,700) 12 ” 64% Clay-Larkin, San Francisco (No Ave.) 7 ” Ave $19,500 T-L Krim, Detroit ($5,200) 15 ” _ 211% Music Box, Seattle ($5,700) 8 ” _ 112% Brown, Louisville ($8,700) 4 ”... 70% Loew’s Midcity, St. Louis ($11,300) 6 ” 86% Loop, Chicago (No Ave.) 7 ”Ave.$13,400 LOSS OF INNOCENCE (COL.) Fsquire. Chicago ($13,500) 4 ” . . . . 60% Trans-Lux. Philadelphia ($7,000) 3 ” . 61% Pageant, St. Louis ($4,100) 2 ”... 69% Music Box, Seattle ($5,700) 1 ”... 60% MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (COL) Pilgrim, Boston ($9,500) 1 ” ... 106% Paramount, San Francisco ($15,200) 1 ” .. .100% Palms, Detroit ($24,800) 1 ” _ 72% Coliseum, Seattle ($8,600) 1 ” . . 86% Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,000) 1 ” 84% PARIS BLUES (UA) Goldman, Philadelphia ($12,800) 4 ”124% Mercury, Detroit ($14,300) 4 ” . . . . 82% Memorial, Boston ($17,900) 3 ” _ 89% Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,000) 3 ” _ 91% Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) 2 ” _ 85% Paramount, Seattle ($12,300) 1 ” .... 60% Astor, New York ($25,900) 6 ” . . . . 80% Fine Arts, New York ($9,900) 6 ” 91% PIT AND THE PENDULUM (A.I.P.) Admiral-Chief-Skyvue,Omaha(No Ave.) 2 ” Ave. $13, 500 Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,000) 4 ”... .137% Palace. New York ($22,500) 4 ” .. 100% Fox, St. Louis ($14,300) 2 ”. .118% Palms, Detroit ($24,800) 3 ” 79% Stanton, Philadelphia ($13,400) 3 ” ... 98% Paramount, Boston ($16,800) 1 ” .114% Mary Anderson, Louisville ($6,100) 2 ” ..107% SPARTACUS (U-l) DeMille, New York (*13,700) 53 ” , 130% McVickers, Chicago (*$16,200) 23 ” 104% Astor, Boston ($8,700) 30 ” _ 112% Goldman, Philadelphia ($12,800) 22 ” 96% Madison. Detroit ($16,000) 21 ” _ 103% Music Box. Seattle ($5,700) 15 ” _ 135% Esquire, St. Louis ($12,500) 16 ” ... 104% United Artists, San Francisco($13,500) 15 ”... .122% Brown, Louisville ($8,700) 8 ” . . . 98% Dundee. Omaha (No Ave.) 17 ” Ave $4,200 Loop, Chicago ($5,000) 15 ” _ 190% Mercury, Detroit ($14,300) 8 ”... 97% Ambassador. St. Louis ($10,700) 3 ” ... 129% Midtown, Philadelphia ($10,400) 7 ”... 86% Palace, New York ($22,500) 1 ” . . 109% SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (WB) Randolph, Philadelphia ($13,000) 4 ”... 96% Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) 3 ” . . 91% Astor, Boston ($10,500) 7 ” ...130% Victoria, New York ($19,000) 10 ” ...113%, Omaha. Omaha ($7,700) 2 ” . . . 103% Music Box, Seattle ($5,700) 3 ”... 99% Esquire, St. Louis ($12,500) 9 ” . . . . 76% Mary Anderson, Louisville ($6,100) 2 ” .131% Chicago, Chicago ($28,100) 5 ” . . 88% Paramount, San Francisco ($15,200) 4 ” ...106% SUMMER AND SMOKE (PAR.) Sutton, New York ($9,200) De Mille, New York ($22,800) 5 ”... .148% 5 ”... 100% THE Tip-off ON BUSINESS An Exclusive MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITOR Estimate, based on data assembled by an ex¬ perienced field staff, and drawn from other industry sources. Average reported grosses for a preceding 13week period are used as a comparative. This estimate covers features in more than 300 first-run engagements. * INDICATES ESTIMATED AVERAGE WEEKLY GROSS OF THEATRE FOR THE FIRST 13 WEEKS OF 1960 OTHER FIGURES INDICATE ESTIMATED AVERAGE WEEKLY GROSS OF THAT THEATRE FOR THIRD 13 WEEKS OF 1960. SUSAN SLADE (WB) Warner, New York ($21,900) 4 tt .... 81%, Paramount, Boston ($16,800) 2 tt ... 88%, Paramount, San Francisco ($15,200) 2 tt . . . .100%, State-Lake, Chicago ($25,000) 4 tt . . . . 71%, Mary Anderson, Louisville ($6,100) 4 tt . ... 98%, Ambassador, St. Louis ($10,700) 2 tt . . .131%, Blue Mouse, Seattle ($10,600) 5 tt . . . . 74% Omaha, Omaha ($7,700) 2 tt . . 101%, Grand Circus, Detroit ($13,000) 3 tt . . 93%, Goldman, Philadelphia ($12,800) 3 tt . . . 99%, THUNDER OF DRUMS (MGM) Viking, Philadelphia ($7,000) 3 tt ... 101%, Fox, Detroit ($12,600) 2 tt . . . .115%, Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) 2 tt . . . . 86%, Oriental. Chicago ($27,000) 2 rr 69%, Capitol, New York ($45,900) 1 tt . . . . 60% State. Omaha ($5,200) 2 tt . . . . 76%, Loew’s Midcity, St. Louis ($11,300) 1 tt 60% Blue Mouse, Seattle ($10,600) 2 tt . . . 60%, Pilgrim, Boston ($9.5001 1 tt . . 64%, United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) 1 ft 62%, TOWN WITHOUT PITY Astor, New York ($2-5,900) 4 ” .... 73%, Fine Arts, New York ($9,900) 4 ” .... 71%, Randolph, Philadelphia ($13,000) 2 ” .... 76%, Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) 2 ” 60%, Admiral-Chief-Skyvue, Omaha (No Ave) 1 ” Ave $7,000 Blue Mouse, Seattle ($10,600) 3 ” 60%, Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,600) 3 ” 62%, Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) 1 ” ... 94% United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) 1 ” ... 81%, Astor, Boston ($10,500) 3 ” .... 83%, WEST SIDE STORY (UA) Rivoli, New York ($24,800) 9 ” . . . 202%, Midtown, Philadelphia ($10,400) 5 ” . . . .201%, Gary, Boston ($10,900) 7 ” . . . 272%, United Artists, San Fran. ($13,500) 1 ” ... 179%, WONDERS OF ALADDIN (MGM) Loew’s Midcity, St. Louis ($11,300) 1 it . . 60%, X-1 5 (UA) Randolph, Philadelphia ($13,000) 1 tt .... 77%, Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) 1 tt .... 60%, United Artists, San Fran. ($13,500) 1 tt .... 61%, Palms, Detroit ($24,800) 1 tt . . 60%, Music Box, Seattle ($5,700) 1 tt ... 67%, Loew’s Midcity, St. Louis ($11,300) 1 tt .... 61%, Brown, Louisville ($8,700) 1 tt .... 62% Roosevelt, Chicago ($21,000) 1 tt .... 61% YOUNG DOCTORS (UA) Stanley, Philadelphia ($18,700) 4 tt .... 84 % Michigan, Detroit ($20,300) 2 tt 81%, Orpheum, Boston ($12,400) 2 tt . . .103%, United Artists, Chicago ($20,800) 3 tt . . .117% Astor, New York 6 tt . . .115%, United Artists, Louisville ($9,000) 1 tt 100%, Loew’s, St. Louis ($13,000) 1 tt 72%, Admiral-Chief-Skyvue, Omaha (No Ave) 1 tt Ave. $8, 000 January 31, 1 962 MOTION PICTURE EXHIBITOR 17