Date: 14th November 2000
Leaping into the top ten for the first time was Billy Elliot, the critically acclaimed drama/musical about an English miner's son who dreams of becoming a ballet star.
The film went into wide release (494 theaters) to take in $2.6 million, averaging a solid $5,270 per screen. You Can Count on Me, another probable indie contender for major film awards this year, counted up $118,170 at just eight theaters in New York and Los Angeles -- or an average of $14,771 per theater.
Source: Studio Briefing