Weekend Box Office: October 30 – November 1

#1 Michael’s Jackson’s This Is It from Sony debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $23.2 million in 3481 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Paranormal Activity from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $16.3 million (-22.3%) in 2404 theaters (+459). Total gross to date is $84.6 million. Budget was $0.015 million.

#3 Law Abiding Citizen from Overture Films jumps from #4 to #3 with a weekend gross of $7.4 million (-40.3%) in 2764 (-126) theaters. Total gross to date is $51.4 million. Budget was $50 million.

#4 Couples Retreat from Universal jumps from #5 to #4 with a weekend gross of $6.4 million (-39.2%) in 3026 theaters (-48). Total gross to date is $87.0 million. Budget was $70 million.

#5 Where the Wild Things Are from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $5.9 million (-57.7%) in 3645 theaters (-90). Total gross to date is $62.6 million. Budget was $100 million.

#6 Saw VI from Lions Gate Films drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-62.7%) in 3036 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $22.5 million. Budget was $11 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Astro Boy drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.4 million (-48.4%) in 3020 theaters (+6). Total gross to date is $11.3 million. Budget was $65 million.

#8 The Stepfather holds at #8 with a weekend gross of $3.2 million (-48.5%) in 2346 theaters (-388). Total gross to date is $24.5 million. Budget was $20 million.

#9 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-50.8%) in 2754 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $10.8 million. Budget was $40 million.

#10 Amelia jumps from #11 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-22.3%) in 1070 theaters (+250). Total gross to date is $8.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#11 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-47.7%) in 2322 theaters (-419). Total gross to date is $118.6 million. Budget was $100 million.

#12 Zombieland drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-37.7%) in 2056 theaters (-391). Total gross to date is $71.1 million. Budget was $23.6 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $79.4 million (-25%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

03. November 2009 by Andrew
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