Weekend Box Office For January 4 – 6

#1 Marley and Me from Fox takes #1 again bringing $24 million in 3505 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Bedtime Stories from Buena Vista holds at #2 netting $20 million in 3684 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#3 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from Paramount holds at #3 bringing $18 million in 2988 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#4 Valkyrie from UA holds at #4 bringing $14 million in 2778 theaters. Budget was $75 million.

#5 Yes Man from WB holds at #5 this weekend bringing in $13 million in 3434 theaters. Budget is $70 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Seven Pounds Weekend Gross: $10,000,000, down 24% / Theaters: 2758 / Gross $60,038,000 / Budget: $55 million

#7 The Tale of Despereaux Weekend Gross: $7,020,000, down 21% / Theaters: 3091, down 16 / Gross: $43,742,000 / Budget: $60 million

#8 Doubt Weekend Gross: $5,031,000, down 5% / Theaters: 1287, up 20 / Gross $18,730,000 / Budget $20 million

#9 The Day The Earth Stood Still Weekend Gross: $4,850,000, down 37% / Theaters: 2337, down 65 / Gross: $74,299,000 / Budget $80 million

#10 Slumdog Millionaire Weekend Gross: $4,770,000, up 10% / Theaters: 612, down 2 / Gross $28,779,000 / Budget $15 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

05. January 2009 by Edward
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