Weekend Box Office For March 13 – 15

#1 Race to Witch Mountain from Buena Vista takes the #1 spot this weekend earning $25 million in 3187 theaters. Budget for Race is unknown.

#2 Watchmen from Warner Bros. drops to #2 this weekend earning $18 million in 3611 theaters. Budget for Watchmen was $150 million.

#3 The Last House on the Left from Universal takes the #3 spot this weekend earning $14.6 million in 2401 theaters. Budget for House is unknown.

#4 Taken from Fox drops to #4 this weekend earning $6.6 million, bringing earnings for Taken to $126 million, in 2858 theaters. Budget for Taken is unknown.

#5 Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail from Lionsgate drops to #5 this weekend earning $5 million in 2203 theaters. Budget for Madea is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Slumdog Millionaire Weekend Gross: $5,025,000, down 26% / Theaters: 2,578, down 312 / Gross $132,625,000 / Budget: $15 million

#7 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Weekend Gross: $3,100,000, down 25% / Theaters: 2,281, down 277 / Gross $137,767,000 / Budget: $26 million

#8 He’s Just Not That Into You Weekend Gross: $2,905,000, down 27% / Theaters: 1,890, down 555 / Gross $89,004,000 / Budget: unknown

#9 Coraline Weekend Gross: $2,655,000, down 18% / Theaters: 1768, down 191 / Gross $69,144,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 Miss March Weekend Gross: $2,350,000 / Theaters: 1742 / Gross $2,350,000 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

16. March 2009 by Edward
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