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Weekend Box Office: November 6 – 8

ByAndrew

Nov 10, 2009

#1 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $30.0 million in 3683 theaters. Budget was $200 million.

#2 Michael’s Jackson’s This Is It from Sony drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $13.1 million (-43.4%) in 3481 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $57.0 million. Budget is unknown.

#3 The Men Who Stare at Goats from Overture debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $12.7 million in 2443 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

#4 The Fourth Kind from Universal debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 2527 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 Paranormal Activity from Paramount drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $8.2 million (-49.7%) in 2558 theaters (+154). Total gross to date is $97.1 million. Budget was $0.015 million.

#6 The Box from Warner Brothers debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $7.5 million in 2635 theaters. Budget was $25 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Couples Retreat drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.1 million (-5.1%) in 2857 theaters (-169). Total gross to date is $95.6 million. Budget was $70 million.

#8 Law Abiding Citizen drops from #3 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.0 million (-18.9%) in 2474 (-290) theaters. Total gross to date is $60.7 million. Budget was $50 million.

#9 Where the Wild Things Are drops from #5 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-29.6%) in 2756 theaters (-889). Total gross to date is $69.2 million. Budget was $100 million.

#10 Astro Boy drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-24.1%) in 1918 theaters (-1102). Total gross to date is $15.1 million. Budget was $65 million.

#11 Saw VI drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-61.4%) in 2091 theaters (-945). Total gross to date is $26.2 million. Budget was $11 million.

#12 Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire debuts at #12 with an opening weekend gross of $1.8 million in 18 theaters. Budget was $10 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $106.8 million (+28.9%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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