Weekend Box Office for August 28 – 30

#1 The Final Destination from Warner Bros. debuts at #1 this weekend bringing in $28 million in 3121 theaters. Budget for Final was $40 million.

#2 Inglourious Basterds from the Weinstein Co. takes #2 this weekend bringing in $20 million in 3165 theaters. Budget for Inglourious was $70 million.

#3 Halloween II from Weinstein/Dimension debuts at #3 this weekend bringing in $17 million in 3025 theaters. Budget for Halloween II was $15 million.

#4 District 9 from TriStar drops to #4 this weekend earning $10.7 million in 3180 theaters. Budget for District 9 was $30 million.

#5 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra from Paramount drops to #5 this weekend earning $8 million in 3467 theaters. Budget for G.I. Joe was $175 million

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Julie & Julia Weekend Gross: $7,400,000 down 15% / Theaters: 2503 up 40 / Gross $70,992,000 / Budget: $40 million

#7 The Time Traveler’s Wife Weekend Gross: $6,745,000 down 30% / Theaters: 2961, down 27 / Gross $48,193,000 / Budget: $39 million

#8 Shorts Weekend Gross: $4,870,000 down 24% / Theaters: 3105, unchanged / Gross $13,565,000 / Budget: $38 million

#9 Taking Woodstock Weekend Gross: $3,749,000 / Theaters: 1393 / Gross $3,769,000 / Budget: $30 million

#10 G-Force Weekend Gross: $2,845,000 down 30% / Theaters: 1926 down 635 / Gross $111,801,000 / Budget: unknown

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

31. August 2009 by Edward
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