Weekend Box Office for August 14 – 16

#1 District 9 from TriStar debuts at #1 this weekend bringing in $37 million in 3049 theaters. Budget for District was $30 million.

#2 G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra from Paramount takes #2 this weekend bringing in $22.5 million in 4007 theaters. Budget for Joe was $175 million.

#3 The Time Traveler’s Wife from Warner Bros. debuts at #3 this weekend bringing in $19.2 million in 2988 theaters. Budget for Wife was $39 million.

#4 Julie and Julia from Sony drops to #4 this weekend earning $12.4 million in 2354 theaters. Budget for Julia was $40 million.

#5 G-Force from Buena Vista. drops to #5 this weekend earning $6.9 million in 3065 theaters. Budget for G-Force is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Weekend Gross: $5,350,000 / Theaters: 1838 / Gross $5,350,000 / Budget: unknown

#7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Weekend Gross: $5,155,000 down 42% / Theaters: 2771, down 684 / Gross $283,893,000 / Budget: $250 million

#8 The Ugly Truth Weekend Gross: $4,500,000 down 33% / Theaters: 2733, down 214 / Gross $77,502,000 / Budget: $38 million

#9 Ponyo Weekend Gross: $3,506,000 / Theaters: 927 / Gross $3,506,000 / Budget: unknown

#10 (500) Days of Summer Weekend Gross: $3,025,000 down 19% / Theaters: 1048 up 231 / Gross $17,955,000 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

17. August 2009 by Edward
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