A lot of movie theaters are citing the economy as the reason for their drop-off in sales. But one of the cinemas not following that trend is the Alamo Drafthouse.

While the national industry experienced a 3.4% drop in domestic box office, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas announced Thursday that their domestic box office sales increased for 2011, up 2.6% over 2010 sales. The amazing figure includes all locations in the circuit that have been open since January 2010. Total net sales, including figures from the cinema eatery’s food & beverage sales, were up 4.8% since 2010.

The top 10 grossing titles for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations for 2011 were:

1) “The King’s Speech”

2) “True Grit”

3) “Bridesmaids”

4) “The Hangover Part II”

5) “Super 8”

6) “The Help”

7) “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2D”

8) “The Muppets”

9) “Tree of Life”

10) “Thor 3D”

2012 is already going to be a momentous year for Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas–the franchise is opening two new locations as well as the announcement of the Alamo’s first location in the Washington D.C. area. Alamo Slaughter Lane will be fifth location in Austin, TX and Alamo Aspen Grove in Denver will be the theater’s first location in Colorado.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is located in Austin TX and has been called the “Best Theater Ever” by Time Magazine. To learn more about the cinema, go to its official site.

The Alamo Drafthouse

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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