Weekend Box Office: November 13-15

#1 2012 from Sony debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $65.2 million in 3404 theaters. Budget was $200 million.

#2 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $22.3 million (-25.8%) in 3683 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $63.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#3 Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire jumps from #12 to #3 with a weekend gross of $5.8 million (+213.7%) in 174 theaters (+156). Total gross to date is $8.6 million. Budget was $10 million.

#4 The Men Who Stare at Goats from Overture drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $5.8 million (-53.9%) in 2453 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $23.0 million. Budget was $25 million.

#5 Michael Jackson’s This Is It from Sony drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-61.4%) in 3037 theaters (-444). Total gross to date is $67.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#6 The Fourth Kind from Universal drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $4.6 million (-62.3%) in 2530 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $20.4 million. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Couples Retreat holds at #7 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-32.0%) in 2509 theaters (-348). Total gross to date is $102.0 million. Budget was $70 million.

#8 Paranormal Activity drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-51.2%) in 2712 theaters (+154). Total gross to date is $103.6 million. Budget was $0.015 million.

#9 Law Abiding Citizen drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-36.8%) in 2071 (-403) theaters. Total gross to date is $67.1 million. Budget was $50 million.

#10 The Box drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-58.3%) in 2635 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $13.1 million. Budget was $30 million.

#11 Pirate Radio debuts at #11 with an opening weekend gross of $2.9 million in 882 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#12 Where the Wild Things Are drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-42.1%) in 2090 theaters (-666). Total gross to date is $73.4 million. Budget was $100 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $130.3 million (+22.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

17. November 2009 by Andrew
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