Weekend Box Office For February 27 – March 1

#1 Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail from Lionsgate holds at #1 this weekend earning $16.5 million in 2052 theaters. Budget for Madea is unknown.

#2 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience from Buena Vista debuts at #2 this weekend earning $12.7 million in 1271 theaters. Budget for Jonas is unknown.

#3 Slumdog Millionaire from Searchlight climbs to number 3 this weekend earning $12.5 million, thats up 44% over last bringing total earnings to $115 million. Slumdog showed in 2943 theaters, thats 699 more screens than last week. Budget for Slumdog was $15 million.

#4 Taken from Fox drops to #4 this weekend earning $9.9 million, bringing earnings for Taken to $107.8 million, in 3089 theaters. Budget for Taken is unknown.

#5 He’s Just Not That Into You from Warner Bros. drops to #5 this weekend earning $5.8 million in 2858 theaters. Budget for Not That Into You is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Weekend Gross: $5,600,000, down 17% / Theaters: 2698, down 137 / Gross $128,106,000 / Budget: $26 million

#7 Coraline Weekend Gross: $5,252,000, down 54% / Theaters: 2063, down 92 / Gross $61,145,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Weekend Gross: $4,650,000 / Theaters: 1136 / Gross $4,650,000 / Budget: unknown

#9 Confessions of a Shopaholic Weekend Gross: $4,490,000, down 33% / Theaters: 2534, up 27 / Gross $33,662,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 Fired Up Weekend Gross: $3,800,000, down 30% / Theaters: 1811, up 1 / Gross $10,137,000 / Budget: $20 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

02. March 2009 by Edward
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