Weekend Box Office For March 6 – 8

#1 Watchmen from Warner Bros. dominates the box office this weekend earning $55.6 million in 3611 theaters. Budget for Watchmen was $150 million.

#2 Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail from Lionsgate drops to #2 this weekend earning $8.8 million in 2151 theaters. Budget for Madea is unknown.

#3 Taken from Fox climbs back to #3 this weekend earning $7.4 million, bringing earnings for Taken to $118 million, in 3016 theaters. Budget for Taken is unknown.

#4 Slumdog Millionaire from Searchlight drops to #4 this weekend earning $6.9 million, thats down 42% over last bringing total earnings to $125 million. Slumdog showed in 2890 theaters, thats down 53 from last week. Budget for Slumdog was $15 million.

#5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop from Warner Bros. climbs back into the top 5 this weekend earning $4.2 million in 2558 theaters, bringing total earnings for Mall Cop to $133.6 million. Budget for Mall Cop was $26 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 He’s Just Not That Into You Weekend Gross: $4,020,000, down 33% / Theaters: 2445, down 413 / Gross $84,647,000 / Budget: unknown

#7 Coraline Weekend Gross: $3,313,000, down 37% / Theaters: 1959, down 133 / Gross $65,680,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Confessions of a Shopaholic Weekend Gross: $3,121,000, down 32% / Theaters: 2290, down 224 / Gross $38,356,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Weekend Gross: $2,785,000, down 77% / Theaters: 1267, up 5 / Gross $16,791,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 Fired Up Weekend Gross: $2,600,000, down 29% / Theaters: 1798, down 13 / Gross $13,360,000 / Budget: $20 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

09. March 2009 by Edward
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