First Year Box Office Report

As we approach our one year anniversary on April 24th, 2016, we wanted to share with you some facts and figures! Our First Year Box Office Report is full of successes, disappointments, interesting patterns and even some surprises. With the Twilight being closed from May 2007 to April 2015, we didn’t quite know what to expect. The new Twilight Theatre is still in its infancy, but trends are starting to emerge. We hope your support and encouragement will continue so our services and programs can impact more lives of the people of Southwest Kansas.


TOTAL VISITORS (doesn’t include school events or rentals)
16,142 patrons


 Visitors by Day of the Week
• Friday 3,988
• Saturday 4,575
• Sunday 5,839
• Monday 265
• Wednesday 954
• Thursday 521


TOP 15 GROSSING FILMS in First Year Of Operations
1. Star Wars – The Force Awakens (4 weeks)
2. War Room (2 weeks)
3. Risen (2 weeks)
4. Jurassic World (2 weeks)
5. Woodlawn (1 week)
6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2 weeks)
7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2 weeks)
8. Minions (1 week)
9. Inside Out (1 week)
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron (1 week)
11. Home (1 week)
12. The Intern (1 week)
13. Miracles From Heaven (1 week)
14. Kung Fu Panda 3 (1 week)
15. The Martian (1 week)


Box Office Dollars

Gross Revenue $100,428
Sales Tax -$7,068
Movie Studios License Fees -$46,050
Film Booking Fees -$2,000
Net Revenue $45,310


The Twilight keeps only 45% of your admission price. Ticket sales cover only 20% of annual operating expenses. To keep ticket prices low and affordable for Southwest Kansans of all income levels, the other 80% must be covered by sponsorships, donations, annual & youth memberships, concession & liquor sales, facility & equipment rentals, and advertising sales.