Weekend Box Office For May 1 – 3

#1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine from Fox dominates the box office this weekend earning $87 million in 4099 theaters. Budget for Wolverine was $150 million.

#2 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past from Warner Bros. debuts at #2 this weekend earning $15.3 million in 3175 theaters. Budget for Ghosts is unknown.

#3 Obsessed from Screen Gems drops to #3 this weekend earning $12.2 million, bringing its total to $47 million in 2514 theaters. Budget for Obsessed was $20 million.

#4 17 Again from Warner Bros drops to #4 earning $6.3 million for a total of $48.4 million. 17 showed in 3255 theaters. Budget for 17 is unknown.

#5 Monsters Vs Aliens from Buena Vista climbs back into the top #5 this weekend earning $5.8 million, bringing total earnings to $182.4 million. Monsters showed in 2626 theaters. Budget for Monsters was $175 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 The Soloist Weekend Gross: $5,600,000 down 42% / Theaters: 2033, up 9 / Gross $18,108,000 / Budget: unknown

#7 Earth Weekend Gross: $4,184,000, down 52% / Theaters: 1804 / Gross $21,848,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Fighting Weekend Gross: $4,173,000 down 62% / Theaters: 2312, up 3 / Gross $17,507,000 / Budget: unknown

#9 Hannah Montana The Movie Weekend Gross: $4,075,000, down 36% / Theaters: 2819, down 412 / Gross $70,857,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 State of Play Weekend Gross: $3,655,000, down 46% / Theaters: 2445, down 362 / Gross $30,883,000 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

04. May 2009 by Edward
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