Weekend Box Office: November 27 – 29

#1 New Moon from Summit holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $42.8 million (-70.0%) in 4042 theaters (+18). Total gross to date is $230.9 million. Budget was $50 million.

#2 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $40.1 million (+17.6%) in 3140 theaters (+30). Total gross to date is $100.2 million. Budget was $29 million.

#3 2012 from Sony holds at #3 with a weekend gross of $17.6 million (-33.2%) in 3444 theaters (+36). Total gross to date is $138.4 million. Budget was $200 million.

#4 Old Dogs from Buena Vista debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $16.8 million in 3425 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#5 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista holds at #5 with a weekend gross of $15.7 million (+28.4%) in 3013 theaters (-565). Total gross to date is $104.9 million. Budget was $200 million.

#6 Ninja Assassin from Warner Brothers debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $13.3 million in 2503 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Planet 51 drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $10.2 million (-16.8%) in 3035 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $28.4 million. Budget was $70 million.

#8 Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-34.9%) in 663 theaters (+34). Total gross to date is $32.4 million. Budget was $10 million.

#9 The Fantastic Mr. Fox jumps from #24 to #9 with a weekend gross of $6.9 million (+3322.5%) in 2033 theaters (+2029). Total gross to date is $10.0 million. Budget was $40 million.

#10 The Road debuts at #10 with an opening weekend gross of $1.5 million in 111 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#11 The Men Who Stare at Goats drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.5 million (-46.9%) in 1119 theaters (-937). Total gross to date is $30.5 million. Budget was $25 million.

#12 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day jumps from #16 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million (+117.1%) in 373 theaters (+169). Total gross to date is $5.7 million. Budget was $8 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $175.1 million (-29.9%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

01. December 2009 by Andrew
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