Weekend Box Office for October 16-18

#1 Where the Wild Things Are from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $32.6 million in 3735 theaters. Budget was $100 million.

#2 Law Abiding Citizen from Overture Films debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $21.0 million in 2890 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#3 Paranormal Activity from Paramount jumps from #4 to #3 in it’s fourth week out with a weekend gross of $19.6 million (+148.3%) in 760 theaters (+600). Total gross to date is $33.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#4 Couples Retreat from Universal drops from #1 to #4 with a weekend gross of $17.2 million (-49.8%) in 3009 theaters (+9). Total gross to date is $62.6 million. Budget was $70 million.

#5 The Stepfather debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $11.5 million in 2734 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#6 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs from Sony drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $8 million (-30.4%) in 3037 theaters (+45). Total gross to date is $108.2 million. Budget was $100 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Zombieland drops from #2 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.6 million (-48.5%) in 3171 theaters (+133). Total gross to date is $60.6. Budget was $23.6 million.

#8 Toy Story / Toy Story 2 in 3D drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3 million (-61.2%) in 1489 theaters (-263). Total gross to date is $28.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#9 Surrogates drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-55.1%) in 2326 theaters (-666). Total gross to date is $36.3 million. Budget was $80 million

#10 The Invention of Lying drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-42.9.5%) in 1624 (-119) theaters. Total gross to date is $15.4 million. Budget was $18.5 million.

#11 Whip It drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.5 million (-46.7%) in 1482 theaters (-256). Total gross to date is $11.3 million. Budget was $15 million.

#12 Capitalism: A Love Story drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.4 million (-44.7) in 991 theaters (-4). Total gross to date is $11.6 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $127.6 million (+33.5%).

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

Sources:

Box Office Mojo

21. October 2009 by Andrew
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