Weekend Box Office: February 26 – 28

#1 Shutter Island from Paramount holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $22.6 million (-44.8%) in 3003 theaters (+12). Total gross to date is $75.5 million. Budget was $80 million.

#2 Cop Out from Warner Brothers debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $18.2 million in 3150 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

#3 The Crazies from Overture debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $16.0 million in 2476 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#4 Avatar from Fox drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $13.6 million (-15.9%) in 2456 theaters (-125). Total gross to date is $706.5 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief from Fox drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $9.5 million (-37.2%) in 3302 theaters (-94) . Total gross to date is $70.9 million. Budget was $95 million.

#6 Valentine’s Day from Warner Brothers drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $9.0 million (-45.6%) in 3578 theaters (-87). Total gross to date is $99.9 million. Budget was $52 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Dear John drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.8 million (-32.6%) in 3006 theaters (-56). Total gross to date is $72.4 million. Budget was $25 million.

#8 The Wolfman drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-56.9%) in 3043 theaters (-180). Total gross to date is $57.3 million. Budget was $150 million.

#9 The Tooth Fairy drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.4 million (-21.3%) in 2249 theaters (-274). Total gross to date is $53.8 million. Budget was $48 million.

#10 Crazy Heart drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-16.9%) in 1148 theaters (+59). Total gross to date is $25.0 million. Budget was $7 million.

#11 The Blind Side jumps from #13 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (-14.7%) in 945 theaters (-115). Total gross to date is $248.7 million. Budget was $29 million.

#12 The Book of Eli drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.1 million (-41.1%) in 975 theaters (-480). Total gross to date is $92.5 million. Budget was $80 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $106.5 million (-12.7%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

02. March 2010 by Andrew
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