Weekend Box Office for May 22 – 24

#1 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian from Fox debuts at #1 this weekend earning $53.5 million in 4096 theaters. Budget for Museum was $150 million.

#2 Terminator Salvation from Fox debuts at #2 this weekend earning $43 million in 3530 theaters. Budget for Salvation was $200 million.

#3 Star Trek from Paramount drops to #3 this weekend earning $22.7 million in 4053 theaters. Total earnings for Trek is $184 million. Budget for Trek is unknown.

#4 Angels and Demons from Sony drops from #1 to #4 this weekend earning $21.8 million in 3527 theaters. Budget for Angels was $150 million.

#5 Dance Flick from Paramount opens at #5 this weekend earning $10.7 million in 2450 theaters. Budget for Dance was $25 million.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Weekend Gross: $7,950,000 down 45% / Theaters: 3183, down 709 / Gross $163,204,000 / Budget: $15o million

#7 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Weekend Gross: $3,810,000 down 42% / Theaters: 2255, down 895 / Gross $45,948,000 / Budget: unknown

#8 Obsessed Weekend Gross: $1,975,000, down 57% / Theaters: 1603, down 1031 / Gross $65,883,000 / Budget: $20 million

#9 Monsters Vs. Aliens Weekend Gross: $1,417,000, down 55% / Theaters: 1434, down 517 / Gross $193,063,000 / Budget: $175 million

#10 17 Again Weekend Gross: $1,010,000 down 70% / Theaters: 1107, down 1343 / Gross $60,319,000 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

26. May 2009 by Edward
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