Weekend Box Office: January 1 – 3

#1 Avatar from Fox holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $68.4 million (-9.4%) in 3461 theaters (+5). Total gross to date is $352.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Sherlock Holmes from Warner Brothers holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $36.6 million (-41.2%) in 3626 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $138.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel from Fox holds at #3 with a weekend gross of $35.1 million (-28.0%) in 3747 theaters (+47). Total gross to date is $155.9 million. Budget is unknown.

#4 It’s Complicated from Universal holds at #4 with a weekend gross of $18.8 million (-14.9%) in 2897 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $59.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 The Blind Side from Warner Brothers holds at #5 with a weekend gross of $11.9 million (+3.4%) in 2926 theaters (+160). Total gross to date is $208.4 million. Budget was $29 million.

#6 Up in the Air holds at #6 with a weekend gross of $10.7 million (-4.9%) in 1895 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $44.3 million. Budget was $25 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Princess and the Frog holds at #7 with a weekend gross of $9.8 million (+9.1%) in 3328 theaters (-147). Total gross to date is $85.8 million. Budget was $105 million.

#8 Did you Hear About the Morgans? jumps from #9 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.9 million (-1.4%) in 2718 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $25.3 million. Budget was $58 million.

#9 Invictus jumps from #10 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-3.9%) in 2170 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $30.5 million. Budget was $60 million.

#10 Nine drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-28.5%) in 1412 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $13.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#11 New Moon holds at #11 with a weekend gross of $3.4 million (+13.1%) in 1627 theaters (+34). Total gross to date is $287.9 million. Budget was $50 million.

#12 3 Idiots holds at #12 with a weekend gross of $1.4 million (-9.2%) in 132 theaters (+13). Total gross to date is $4.7 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $208.9 million (-20.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

05. January 2010 by Andrew
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