Weekend Box Office – October 23-25

#1 Paranormal Activity from Paramount jumps from #3 to #1 in it’s fifth week with a weekend gross of $21.1 million (+7.6%) in 1945 theaters (+1185). Total gross to date is $61.5 million. Budget was $0.015 million.

#2 Saw VI from Lions Gate Films debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $14.1 million in 3036 theaters. Budget was $11 million.

#3 Where the Wild Things Are from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $14 million (-57.1%) in 3735 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $53.5 million. Budget was $100 million.

#4 Law Abiding Citizen from Overture Films drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.4 million (-41%) in 2890 (no change) theaters. Total gross to date is $40 million. Budget was $50 million.

#5 Couples Retreat from Universal drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $10.6 million (-38.4%) in 3074 theaters (+65). Total gross to date is $77.7 million. Budget was $70 million.

#6 Astro Boy from Summit Entertainment debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $6.7 million in 3014 theaters. Budget was $65 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant debuts at #7 with an opening weekend gross of $6.2 million in 2754 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#8 The Stepfather drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-46.2%) in 2734 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $20 million. Budget was $20 million.

#9 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-34.5%) in 2741 theaters (-296). Total gross to date is $114.8 million. Budget was $100 million.

#10 Zombieland drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-44.8%) in 2447 theaters (-724). Total gross to date is $67.2 million. Budget was $23.6 million.

#11 Amelia debuts at #11 with an opening weekend gross of $3.9 million in 820 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#12 A Serious Man jumps from #15 to #12 in it’s fourth week out with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (+29.8%) in 176 theaters (+94). Total gross to date is $3.1 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $105.9 million (-17%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

27. October 2009 by Andrew
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