Weekend Box Office: March 19-21

#1 Alice in Wonderland from Buena Vista holds at #1 for a third week with a weekend gross of $34.1 million (-45.5%) in 3739 theaters (+11) . Total gross to date is $265.4 million. Budget was $200 million.

#2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid from Fox debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $22.1 million in 3077 theaters. Budget was $15 million.

#3 The Bounty Hunter from Sony debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $20.6 million in 3074 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#4 Repo Men from Universal debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $6.1 million in 2521 theaters. Budget was $32 million.

#5 Green Zone from Universal drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.1 million (-57.3%) in 3004 theaters (+1) . Total gross to date is $24.8 million. Budget was $100 million.

#6 She’s Out of My League from Paramount drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.8 million (-40.6%) in 2958 theaters (+2) . Total gross to date is $19.7. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Shutter Island drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-41.8%) in 2704 theaters (-652). Total gross to date is $115.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#8 Avatar drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-38.3%) in 1236 theaters (-482). Total gross to date is $736.9 million. Budget is unknown.

#9 Our Family Wedding drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-51.0%) in 1609 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $13.6 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 Remember Me drops from #5 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.2 million (-59.8%) in 2215 theaters (+3). Total gross to date is $13.9 million. Budget was $16 million.

#11 The Ghost Writer jumps from #15 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (+68.4%) in 819 theaters (+595). Total gross to date is $6.7 million. Budget was $45 million.

#12 Brooklyn’s Finest drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-63.3%) in 1311 theaters (-628). Total gross to date is $24.8 million. Budget was $17 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $114.5 million (-15.6%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

24. March 2010 by Andrew
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