Weekend Box Office: March 26-28

#1 How to Train Your Dragon from Paramount/DreamWorks debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $43.7 million in 4055 theaters. Budget was $165 million.

#2 Alice in Wonderland from Buena Vista drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $17.7 million (-48.2%) in 3384 theaters (-355) . Total gross to date is $293.5 million. Budget was $200 million.

#3 Hot Tub Time Machine from MGM debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $14.0 million in 2754 theaters. Budget was $36 million.

#4 The Bounty Hunter from Sony drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.0 million (-42.0%) in 3074 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $38.4 million. Budget was $40 million.

#5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid from Fox drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $10.1 million (-54.3%) in 3083 theaters (+6). Total gross to date is $35.8 million. Budget was $15 million.

#6 She’s Out of My League from Paramount holds at #6 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-39.5%) in 2432 theaters (-526) . Total gross to date is $25.5 million. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Green Zone drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-44.6%) in 2564 theaters (-440) . Total gross to date is $30.4 million. Budget was $100 million.

#8 Shutter Island drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-32.7%) in 2123 theaters (-581). Total gross to date is $120.6 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 Repo Men drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.0 million (-50.9%) in 2519 theaters (-2). Total gross to date is $11.3 million. Budget was $32 million.

#10 Our Family Wedding drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-37.1%) in 1132 theaters (-477). Total gross to date is $16.9 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 Avatar drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-49.2%) in 930 theaters (-306). Total gross to date is $740.4 million. Budget is unknown.

#12 Remember Me drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-40.5%) in 1935 theaters (-280). Total gross to date is $17.0 million. Budget was $16 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $117.0 million (+2.2%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

30. March 2010 by Andrew
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