Weekend Box Office For December 12 – 14

#1 The Day The Earth Stood Still from Fox debuts at #1 bringing in $31 million. Earth showed in 3560 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Four Christmases from Warner Bros. drops to #2 bringing in $13.2 million, down 20%, bringing total earnings to $87,972,000. Christmases showed in 3540 theaters, thats up 205. Budget was $80 million.

#3 Twilight drops to #3 bringing in $8 million, down 38%, bringing total earnings to $150,108,000. Twilight showed in 3649 theaters, up 29. Budget was $37 million.

#4 Bolt drops to #4 this weekend bringing in $7.5 million, down 23% bringing total earnings to $88,891,000. Bolt showed in 3133 theaters, down 383. Budget is unknown.

#5 Australia from Summit drops to #5 bringing in $4.2 million, down 39%, earning a total of $37,883,000. Australia showed in 2703 theaters, down 18. Budget was $130 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Quantum of Solace : Weekend Gross: $3,800,000, down 43% / Theaters: 2635, down 788 / Gross, $157,668,000 / Budget $200 million.

#7 Nothing Like the Holidays : Weekend Gross: $3,500,000 / Theaters: 1671 / Gross:$3,500,000 / Budget unknown

#8 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa : Weekend Gross: $3,250,000, down 36% / Theaters: 2768, down 549 / Gross: $170,006,000 / Budget $150 million

#9 Milk : Weekend Gross: $2,636,000, up 43% / Theaters: 328, up 299 / Gross: $7,630,000 / Budget unknown

#10 Transporter 3 : Weekend Gross: $2,250,000, down 51% / Theaters: 2541, down 85 / Gross:$29,276,000 / Budget unknown

A note on “Gross”: On average, studios will earn approximately 55 percent of the final gross.

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

15. December 2008 by Edward
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