Weekend Box Office for January 16 – 18

#1 Paul Blart: Mall Cop from Sony debuts at #1 this weekend Cop earned $33.8 million in 3144 theaters this weekend. Budget for was $26 million.

#2 Grand Torino from Warner Bros. drops to #2 Torino earned $22.2 million in 2972 theaters this weekend bringing its gross to $73 million. Budget for Torino was $33 million.

#3 My Bloody Valentine 3-D from LGF debuts at #3 bringing $21.9 million in 2534 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 Notorious from Fox debuts at #4 bringing $21.5 million in 1638 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 Hotel for Dogs from Dreamworks debuts at #5 bringing $17.7 million in 3271 theaters. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Bride Wars Weekend Gross: $11,750,000, down 44% / Theaters: 3228, up 2 / Gross $37,577,000 / Budget: $30 million

#7 The Unborn Weekend Gross: $9,849,000, down 50% / Theaters: 2359, up s / Gross $33,088,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Defiance Weekend Gross: $9,206,000 / Theaters: 1,789 / Gross $9,547,000 / Budget: $50 million

#9 Marley and Me Weekend Gross: $6,325,000, down 44% / Theaters: 2952, down 526 / Gross $132,734,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 Slumdog Millionaire Weekend Gross: $5,900,000, up 56% / Theaters: 582, down 19 / Gross $42,737,000 / Budget: $15 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

19. January 2009 by Edward
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