LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Oscar hopeful “Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire” was a hit with audiences this weekend.

The gritty inner-city drama, executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, made $1.8 million at 18 theaters in its first weekend of limited release, according to Variety.

The film scored an average of $100,000 per theater — reportedly a record.

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