Weekend Box Office: January 22 – 24

#1 Avatar from Fox holds at #1 for with a weekend gross of $34.9 million (-18.3%) in 3141 theaters (-144). Total gross to date is $551.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Legion (2010) from Screen Gems debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $17.5 million in 2476 theaters. Budget was $26 million.

#3 The Book of Eli from Warner Brothers drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $15.7 million (-52.0%) in 3111 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $60.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#4 The Tooth Fairy from Fox debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $14.0 million in 3344 theaters. Budget was $48 million.

#5 The Lovely Bones from Paramount drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $8.4 million (-50.5%) in 2571 theaters (+8). Total gross to date is $31.2 million. Budget was $65 million.

#6 Sherlock Holmes from Warner Brothers drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.6 million (-33.0%) in 2670 theaters (-503). Total gross to date is $191.0 million. Budget was $90 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.4 million (-44.9%) in 2973 theaters (-323). Total gross to date is $204.1 million. Budget was $75 million.

#8 Extraordinary Measures debuts at #8 with an opening weekend gross of $6.0 million in 2549 theaters. Budget was $31 million.

#9 It’s Complicated drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $5.8 million (-28.4%) in 2301 theaters (-369). Total gross to date is $98.2 million. Budget was $85 million.

#10 The Spy Next Door drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-52.9%) in 2924 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $18.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 The Blind Side drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-25.0%) in 1932 theaters (-476). Total gross to date is $233.6 million. Budget was $29 million.

#12 Up in the Air drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-28.3%) in 1707 theaters (-400). Total gross to date is $69.2 million. Budget was $25 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $128.1 million (-18.4%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

26. January 2010 by Andrew
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