Weekend Box Office: December 25 – 27

#1 Avatar from Fox holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $75.6 million (-1.8%) in 3456 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $212.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Sherlock Holmes from Warner Brothers debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $62.3 million in 3626 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel from Fox debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $48.8 million in 3700 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 It’s Complicated from Universal debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $22.1 million in 2887 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#5 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $11.4 million (+14.5%) in 2766 theaters (-641). Total gross to date is $184.1 million. Budget was $29 million.

#6 Up in the Air jumps from #8 to #6 with a weekend gross of $11.2 million (+251.2%) in 1895 theaters (+1720). Total gross to date is $24.0 million. Budget was $25 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Princess and the Frog drops from #2 to #7 with a weekend gross of $9.0 million (-26.1%) in 3475 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $63.6 million. Budget was $105 million.

#8 Nine jumps from #20 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.4 million (+2019.7%) in 1412 theaters (+1408). Total gross to date is $5.8 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 Did you Hear About the Morgans drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-24.4%) in 2718 theaters (no change). Budget was $58 million.

#10 Invictus drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-3.8%) in 2160 theaters (+35). Total gross to date is $23.0 million. Budget was $60 million.

#11 New Moon drops from #5 to #11 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-30.9%) in 1593 theaters (-1442). Total gross to date is $280.9 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 3 Idiots debuts at #12 with an opening weekend gross of $1.6 million in 119 theaters. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $259.9 million (+100.2%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

29. December 2009 by Andrew
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