Weekend Box Office for June 26 – 28

#1 Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen from Paramount/Dreamworks debuts at #1 this weekend literally destroying the competition and earning $112 million in 4234 theaters, beating out the #2 spot by almost $100 million. Budget for Revenge of the Fallen was $200 million.

#2 The Proposal from Buena Vista. drops to #2 this weekend earning $18 million in 3058 theaters. Budget for The Proposal was $40 million.

#3 The Hangover from Warner Bros. drops to #3 this weekend earning $17.2 million in 3525 theaters bringing total earnings to $183.2 million. Budget for The Hangover was $35 million.

#4 Up from Disney drops to #4 earning $10 million in 3487 theaters bringing total earnings to $250.2 million. Budget for Up was $175 million.

#5 My Sister’s Keeper from Sony debuts at #5 this weekend earning $12 million in 2606 theaters. Budget for Year One is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Year One Weekend Gross: $5,800,000 down 70% / Theaters: 3024, up 2 / Gross $12,030,000 / Budget: $60 million

#7 The Taking of Pelham 123 Weekend Gross: $5,400,000 down 55% / Theaters: 2995, down 82 / Gross $53,406,000 / Budget: $100 million

#8 Star Trek Weekend Gross: $3,606,000 down 34% / Theaters: 1823, down 484 / Gross $246,225,000 / Budget: $150 million

#9 Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian Weekend Gross: $3,500,000 down 55% / Theaters: 2250, down 712 / Gross $163,248,000 / Budget: $150 million

#10 Away We Go Weekend Gross: $1,678,000 up 92% / Theaters: 495 up 363 / Gross $4,056,000 / Budget: $17 million

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

29. June 2009 by Edward
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