Weekend Box Office: January 8 – 10

#1 Avatar from Fox holds at #1 for with a weekend gross of $50.3 million (-26.6%) in 3422 theaters (-39). Total gross to date is $430.8 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Sherlock Holmes from Warner Brothers holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $16.5 million (-54.7%) in 3626 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $165.1 million. Budget was $90 million.

#3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel from Fox holds at #3 with a weekend gross of $16.5 million (-52.9%) in 3641 theaters (-106). Total gross to date is $178.4 million. Budget was $75 million.

#4 Daybreakers from Lionsgate debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $15.1 million in 2523 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#5 It’s Complicated from Universal drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $11.0 million (-41.5%) in 2955 theaters (+58). Total gross to date is $76.3 million. Budget was $85 million.

#6 Leap Year from Universal debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $9.2 million in 2511 theaters. Budget was $19 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Blind Side drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.5 million (-36.8%) in 2880 theaters  (-46). Total gross to date is $218.9 million. Budget was $29 million.

#8 Up in the Air drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-33.2%) in 2218 theaters (+323). Total gross to date is $54.8 million. Budget was $25 million.

#9 Youth in Revolt debuts at #9 with an opening weekend gross of $6.8 million in 1873 theaters. Budget was $18 million.

#10 The Princess and the Frog drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.6 million (-52.7%) in 2620 theaters (-708). Total gross to date is $92.5 million. Budget was $105 million.

#11 Invictus drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-55.9%) in 1340 theaters (-830). Total gross to date is $33.5 million. Budget was $60 million.

#12 New Moon drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-50.5%) in 1167 theaters (-460). Total gross to date is $290.7 million. Budget was $50 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $148.4 million (-29.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

12. January 2010 by Andrew
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