Weekend Box Office: February 19 – 21

#1 Shutter Island from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $41.0 million in 2991 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#2 Valentine’s Day from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $16.6 million (-70.4%) in 3665 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $86.9 million. Budget was $52 million.

#3 Avatar from Fox jumps from #4 to #3 with a weekend gross of $16.2 million (-31.2%) in 2581 theaters (-104). Total gross to date is $687.9 million. Budget is unknown.

#4 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief from Fox drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $15.2 million (-51.2%) in 3396 theaters (+40) . Total gross to date is $58.7 million. Budget was $95 million.

#5 The Wolfman from Universal drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $9.8 million (-68.6%) in 3223 theaters (+1). Total gross to date is $50.3 million. Budget was $150 million.

#6 Dear John from Screen Gems drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-55.6%) in 3062 theaters (+87). Total gross to date is $65.8 million. Budget was $25 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Tooth Fairy drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-28.1%) in 2523 theaters (-225). Total gross to date is $49.7 million. Budget was $48 million.

#8 Crazy Heart jumps from #9 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-30.5%) in 1089 theaters (+84). Total gross to date is $21.5 million. Budget was $7 million.

#9 From Paris with Love drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.6 million (-51.6%) in 2311 theaters (-411). Total gross to date is $21.3 million. Budget was $52 million.

#10 Edge of Darkness drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-53.7%) in 2118 theaters (-497). Total gross to date is $40.3 million. Budget was $80 million.

#11 The Book of Eli holds at #11 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (-48.0%) in 1455 theaters (-370). Total gross to date is $90.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#12 When in Rome drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-52.8%) in 1627 theaters (-498). Total gross to date is $29.3 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $122.0 million (-35.4%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

24. February 2010 by Andrew
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