Over the 25 to 27 February weekend, Paramount studios celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic The Godfather movie by booking out 156 theatres across North America.
Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s Mafia pic earned $970,000 for a per-location average of $6,218, the best of any film for the weekend. The Godfather 50 Years was No. 1 or No. 2 in 50 percent of the theaters where it played, and among the top three in all 156 locations. It came in first in AMC Lincoln Square, one of the country’s busiest cinemas, as well as AMC Metreon in San Francisco and AMC Georgetown in Washington, D.C.