Weekend Box Office: January 29 – 31

#1 Avatar from Fox holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $31.2 million (-10.5%) in 3074 theaters (-67). Total gross to date is $595.7 million. Budget is unknown.

#2 Edge of Darkness from Warner Brothers debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $17.2 million in 3066 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#3 When in Rome from Buena Vista debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $12.3 million in 2456 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#4 The Tooth Fairy from Fox holds at #4 with a weekend gross of $9.9 million (-28.6%) in 3345 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $26.1 million. Budget was $48 million.

#5 The Book of Eli from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $8.9 million (-43.4%) in 3075 theaters (-36). Total gross to date is $74.5 million. Budget was $80 million.

#6 Legion (2010) from Screen Gems drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-59.0%) in 2476 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $29.0 million. Budget was $26 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Lovely Bones drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-43.8%) in 2638 theaters (+67). Total gross to date is $38.0 million. Budget was $65 million.

#8 Sherlock Holmes drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-31.9%) in 2250 theaters (-420). Total gross to date is $197.6 million. Budget was $90 million.

#9 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.9 million (-37.6%) in 2526 theaters (-447). Total gross to date is $209.2 million. Budget was $75 million.

#10 It’s Complicated drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.8 million (-34.5%) in 2096 theaters (-205). Total gross to date is $104.1 million. Budget was $85 million.

#11 The Blind Side holds at #11 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-27.5%) in 1751 theaters (-181). Total gross to date is $237.9 million. Budget was $29 million.

#12 Up in the Air holds at #12 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-28.2%) in 1430 theaters (-277). Total gross to date is $73.2 million. Budget was $25 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $109.7 million (-14.3%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

02. February 2010 by Andrew
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