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Weekend Box Office For December 19 – 21

ByEdward

Dec 22, 2008

#1 Yes Man from WB opens at #1 bagging $18.1 million in 3434 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Seven Pounds From Sony debuts at #2 bringing in $16 million. Pounds showed in 2758 theaters. Budget was $55 million.

#3 The Tale of Despereaux from Universal debuts at #3 this weekend bringing in $10.5 million. Despereaux showed in 3104 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 The Day The Earth Stood Still from Fox drops to #4 bringing in $10.1 million, down 66%, for a total of $48,627,000 million. Earth showed in 3560 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 Four Christmases from Warner Bros. drops to #5 bringing in $7.7 million, down 40%, bringing total earnings to $100,154,000. Christmases showed in 3515 theaters, thats down 25. Budget was $80 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Twilight: Weekend Gross: $5,227,000, down 34% / Theaters: 2991, down 658 / Gross, $158,461,000 / Budget $37 million.

#7 Bolt Weekend Gross: $4,256,000, down 43% / Theaters: 2968, down 165 / Gross, $95,009,000 / Budget unknown.

#8 Slumdog Millionaire : Weekend Gross: $3,150,000, up 44% / Theaters: 589, up 420 / Gross: $12,134,000 / Budget unknown

#9 Australia Weekend Gross: $2,325,000, down 44% / Theaters: 2212, down 491 / Gross, $41,947,000 / Budget $130 million.

#10 Quantum of Solace : Weekend Gross: $2,150,000, down 42% / Theaters: 1874, down 761 / Gross, $161,300,000 / Budget $200 million.

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

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