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Weekend Box Office: December 4 – 6

ByAndrew

Dec 8, 2009

#1 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers jumps from #2 to #1 with a weekend gross of $20 million (-50.0%) in 3326 theaters (+186). Total gross to date is $128.8 million. Budget was $29 million.

#2 New Moon from Summit drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $15.4 million (-64.0%) in 4124 theaters (+82). Total gross to date is $255.3 million. Budget was $50 million.

#3 Brothers from Lions Gate debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $9.5 million in 2088 theaters. Budget was $26 million.

#4 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista jumps from #5 to #4 with a weekend gross of $7.7 million (-50.7%) in 2546 theaters (-467). Total gross to date is $115.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#5 Old Dogs from Buena Vista drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.8 million (-59.2%) in 3425 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $33.9 million. Budget was $35 million.

#6 2012 from Sony drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.7 million (-61.6%) in 3220 theaters (-224). Total gross to date is $148.9 million. Budget was $200 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Armored debuts at #7 with an opening weekend gross of $6.5 million in 1915 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#8 Ninja Assassin drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-62.0%) in 2503 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $29.8 million. Budget was $40 million.

#9 Planet 51 drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-57.1%) in 2904 theaters (-131). Total gross to date is $34.0 million. Budget was $70 million.

#10 Everybody’s Fine debuts at #10 with an opening weekend gross of $3.8 million in 2133 theaters. Budget was $21 million.

#11 The Fantastic Mr. Fox drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-58.1%) in 2034 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $14.0 million. Budget was $40 million.

#12 Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-67.8%) in 664 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $36.2 million. Budget was $10 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $91.4 million (-47.8%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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