Weekend Box Office: March 5 – 7

#1 Alice in Wonderland from Buena Vista debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $116.1 million in 3728 theaters. Budget was $200 million.

#2 Brooklyn’s Finest from Overture debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $13.3 million in 1936 theaters. Budget was $17 million.

#3 Shutter Island from Paramount drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $13.2 million (-41.6%) in 3178 theaters (+175). Total gross to date is $95.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#4 Cop Out from Warner Brothers drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $9.2 million (-49.0%) in 3150 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $32.5 million. Budget was $30 million.

#5 Avatar from Fox drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $8.1 million (-40.5%) in 2163 theaters (-293). Total gross to date is $720.6 million. Budget is unknown.

#6 The Crazies from Overture drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-55.9%) in 2479 theaters (+3) . Total gross to date is $27.4 million. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.1 million (-46.5%) in 2994 theaters (-308) . Total gross to date is $78.0 million. Budget was $95 million.

#8 Valentine’s Day drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-54.2%) in 3040 theaters (-538). Total gross to date is $106.3 million. Budget was $52 million.

#9 Crazy Heart jumps from #10 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (+34.5%) in 1274 theaters (+126). Total gross to date is $29.5 million. Budget was $7 million.

#10 Dear John drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-42.1%) in 2496 theaters (-510). Total gross to date is $76.6 million. Budget was $25 million.

#11 The Tooth Fairy drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-50.8%) in 1734 theaters (-515). Total gross to date is $56.2 million. Budget was $48 million.

#12 The Wolfman drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-61.6%) in 1829 theaters (-1214). Total gross to date is $60.4 million. Budget was $150 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $185.8 million (+74.4%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

08. March 2010 by Andrew
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