THIS IS SAD for the producers of Expelled. Ben Stein’s anti-evolution film is showing to virtually empty theaters. Box office results for Thursday, May 8th, for all 656 theaters where the film can be seen, were $78,720. That works out to only $120 per theater. The figures come from Daily Box Office.
If an adult ticket costs $8, that means only 15 people showed up at each theater for the entire day.
Business should pick up for the weekend, but 254 theaters are dropping the film. It will be showing at only 402 theaters, according to Theater Count.