Weekend Box Office For January 9 – 11

#1 Grand Torino from Warner Bros. claws its way to #1 spot after debuting at #20 way back on December 12. Torino earned $29 million in 2808 theaters this weekend bringing its gross to $40 million. Budget for Torino was $33 million.

#2 Bride Wars from Fox debuts at #2 bringing $21.5 million in 3226 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

#3 The Unborn from Universal takes #3 again bringing $21 million in 2357 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 Marley and Me from Fox drops to #4 again bringing $11.3 million, thats down 53%, bringing total earnings to $123 million. Marley showed in 3478 theaters, down 27 from last. Budget is unknown.

#5 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button from Paramount drops to #5 bringing $9.4 million, down 49%, for a total of $94.3. Buttons showed in 2947 theaters, down 41. Budget was $150 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Bedtime Stories Weekend Gross: $8,550,000, down 58% / Theaters: 3511, down 173 / Gross $97,180,000 / Budget: $80 million

#7 Valkyrie Weekend Gross: $6,662,000, down 52% / Theaters: 2838, up 60 / Gross $71,509,000 / Budget: $75 million

#8 Yes Man Weekend Gross: $6,155,000, down 55% / Theaters: 2955, down 479 / Gross $89,410,000 / Budget: $70 million

#9 Not Easily Broken Weekend Gross: $5,600,000 / Theaters: 724 / Gross $5,600,000 / Budget: $5 million

#10 Seven Pounds Weekend Gross: $3,900,000, down 61% / Theaters: 2456, down 302 / Gross $66,830,000 / Budget: $55 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

12. January 2009 by Edward
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