Weekend Box Office: December 11 – 13

 #1 The Princess and the Frog from Buena Vista jumps from #16 to #1 with a weekend gross of $24.2 million (+3,137.7%) in 3434 theaters (+3432). Total gross to date is $27.0 million. Budget was $105 million.

#2 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $15.0 million (-24.9%) in 3388 theaters (+62). Total gross to date is $149.8 million. Budget was $29 million.

#3 Invictus from Warner Brothers debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $8.6 million in 2125 theaters. Budget was $60 million.

#4 New Moon from Summit drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $7.9 million (-48.4%) in 3635 theaters (-489). Total gross to date is $267.3 million. Budget was $50 million.

#5 A Christmas Carol (2009) from Buena Vista drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.8 million (-12.0%) in 2402 theaters (-144). Total gross to date is $124.4 million. Budget was $200 million.

#6 Brothers from Lions Gate drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-47.4%) in 2088 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $17.4 million. Budget was $26 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Old Dogs drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.4 million (-36.0%) in 3090 theaters (-335). Total gross to date is $39.9 million. Budget was $35 million.

#8 2012 drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-35.7%) in 1838 theaters (-1382). Total gross to date is $155.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#9 Armored drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-46.2%) in 1919 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $11.7 million. Budget was $20 million.

#10 Ninja Assassin drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-46.5%) in 2100 theaters (-403). Total gross to date is $34.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#11 Up in the Air jumps from #13 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (+102.7%) in 72 theaters (+57). Total gross to date is $3.9 million. Budget was $25 million.

#12 Planet 51 drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-48.3%) in 2570 theaters (-334). Total gross to date is $37.1 million. Budget was $70 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $87.3 million (-4.5%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

15. December 2009 by Andrew
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