Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary Mafia flick grossed $970,000 for a per-location average of $6,218, achieving the top spot for movies at the weekend. (Uncharted came on the heels of Godfather, earning $5,438 on average from 4,275 theaters and The Automat hold the third position with $5,004)
50 percent of the theaters where The Godfather 50 Years was aired had it at the top or second place. In all 156 theaters, it was in the top three. It was staged in first place at AMC Lincoln Square, which is one of the busiest movie theaters in the country. It also came in first at AMC Metreon in San Francisco and AMC Georgetown in Washington, D.C.
Chris Aronson, the head of Paramount’s domestic distribution, said that these results are “extraordinary.” He shared that most people have seen The Godfather at least one time in their life, but not in the cinema.
A party was held in Los Angeles last week to celebrate The Godfather’s 50th anniversary.
The 50th-anniversary rerelease also notched up considerable success in other countries, grossing $1.4 million in several places. The Godfather has made a total of $248.2 million at the global box office, without taking into account inflation.