Weekend Box Office for October 9-11

#1 Couples Retreat from Universal debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $34.2 million in 3000 theaters. Budget was $70 million.

#2 Zombieland from Sony drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $14.8 million (-40.2%) in 3038 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $47.6. Budget was $23.6 million.

#3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from Sony drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $11.5 million (-27.1%) in 2992 theaters (+15). Total gross to date is $95.7 million. Budget was $100 million.

#4 Paranormal Activity from Paramount jumps from #20 to #4 in it’s third week out with a weekend gross of $7.9 million (+1,384%) in 160 theaters (+127). Total gross to date is $9.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 Toy Story / Toy Story 2 in 3D from Buena Vista drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.7 (-37.8%)million in 1752 theaters (+7). Total gross to date is $22.7 million. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 10 are:

#6 Surrogates from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-41.1%) in 2992 theaters (+41). Total gross to date is $32.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#7 The Invention of Lying drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-52.5%) in 1743 (+36) theaters. Total gross to date is $12.2 million. Budget was $18.5 million.

#8 Whip It drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-39.2%) in 1738 theaters (+17). Total gross to date is $8.7 million. Budget was $15 million.

#9 Capitalism: A Love Story drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-40.9) in 995 theaters (+33). Total gross to date is $9.0 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 Fame (2009) drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-45%) in 3110 theaters (-23). Total gross to date is $20 million. Budget was $18 million

Bonus Content! As I was glancing down the rest of the chart this caught my eye

#24 The Hangover drops from #19 to #24 in it’s 19th week in the theaters with a weekend gross of $0.4 million (-22.7%) in 471 theaters (-46). Total gross to date is $275.8 million. Budget was $35 million.

Feedback! I’ve been thing about increasing this list to the top 12 or 15. Thoughts?

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $94.5 million (+13.8%).

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

13. October 2009 by Andrew
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