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Weekend Box Office: November 20-22

#1 New Moon from Summit debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $142.8 million in 4024 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#2 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $34.1 million in 3110 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 2012 from Sony drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $26.4 million (-59.5%) in 3408 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $108.1 million. Budget was $200 million.

#4 Planet 51 from Sony debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 3035 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $12.2 million (-45.0%) in 3578 theaters (-105). Total gross to date is $79.8 million. Budget was $200 million.

#6 Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $10.8 million (+85.2%) in 629 theaters (+455). Total gross to date is $21.2 million. Budget was $10 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Men Who Stare at Goats drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-51.7%) in 2056 theaters (-397). Total gross to date is $27.6 million. Budget was $25 million.

#8 Couples Retreat drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-53.3%) in 1712 theaters (-797). Total gross to date is $104.9 million. Budget was $70 million.

#9 The Fourth Kind  drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-62.1%) in 1648 theaters (-882). Total gross to date is $23.3 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 Michael Jackson’s This Is It drops from #5 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-68.2%) in 1640 theaters (-1397). Total gross to date is $70.2 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 Law Abiding Citizen drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-57.7%) in 1327 theaters (-744). Total gross to date is $70.0 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 Pirate Radio drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.4 million (-49.7%) in 883 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $5.1 million. Budget was $50 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $250.0 million (+93.1%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

0 replies on “Weekend Box Office: November 20-22”

1) You have to respect the economic empire that Twilight has become no matter your thoughts on it’s quality.

2) Anyone else wonder what they were thinking releasing The Christmas Carol the weekend of 11/6/09? It seems like Thanksgiving weekend would be such a much better debut weekend. Thoughts?

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