Weekend Box Office For May 15 – 17

#1 Angels and Demons from Sony debuts at #1 this weekend earning $46.2 million in 3527 theaters. Budget for Angels was $150 million.

#2 Star Trek from Paramount just loses the #1 spot this weekend earning $43 million in 3860 theaters. Total earnings for Trek is $147 million. Budget for Trek is unknown.

#3 X-Men Origins: Wolverine from Fox drops to #3 this weekend earning $14 million in 3892 theaters bringing its total to $150 million. Budget for Wolverine was $150 million.

#4 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past from Warner Bros. slips to #4 this weekend earning $6.6 million in 3150 theaters bringing total earnings to $39.8 million. Budget for Ghosts is unknown.

#5 Obsessed from Screen Gems drops to #5 this weekend earning $4.5 million, bringing its total to $62 million in 2634 theaters. Budget for Obsessed was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 17 Again Weekend Gross: $3,368,189 down 20% / Theaters: 2450, down 453 / Gross $58,363,111 / Budget: unknown

#7 Monsters Vs. Aliens Weekend Gross: $3,182,085, down 2% / Theaters: 1951, down 234 / Gross $190,733,766 / Budget: $175 million

#8 The Soloist Weekend Gross: $2,402,801 down 39% / Theaters: 2022, down 68 / Gross $27,505,154 / Budget: unknown

#9 Next Day Air Weekend Gross: $2,244,878, down 45% / Theaters: 1139, up 1 / Gross $7,613,221 / Budget: unknown

#10 Earth Weekend Gross: $1,697,956, down 36% / Theaters: 1,584, down 210 / Gross $29,088,771 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

19. May 2009 by Edward
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