Weekend Box Office: May 21-23

#1 Shrek Forever After from Paramount/Dreamworks debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $70.8 million in 4359 theaters. Budget was $165 million.

#2 Iron Man 2 from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $26.3 million (-49.3%) in 4177 theaters (-213). Total gross to date is $251.0 million. Budget was $200 million.

#3 Robin Hood from Universal drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $18.7 million (-48.0%) in 3505 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $66.6 million. Budget was $200 million.

#4 Letters to Juliet from Summit drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $9.0 million (-33.5%) in 2975 theaters (+7). Total gross to date is $27.3 million. Budget is unknown.

#5 Just Wright from Fox Spotlight dropss from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-48.2%) in 1831 theaters (no change). Budget is unknown.

#6 MacGruber from Universal debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $4.0 million in 2551 theaters. Budget was $10 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Date Night holds at #7 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-23.8%) in 1869 theaters (-612). Total gross to date is $90.7 million. Budget was $55 million.

#8 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-50.2%) in 2125 theaters (-950). Total gross to date is $59.9 million. Budget was $35 million.

#9 How to Train Your Dragon drops from #5 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-62.0%) in 1751 theaters (-869). Total gross to date is $210.9 million. Budget was $165 million.

#10 Kites debuts at #10 with an opening weekend gross of $0.9 million in 208 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#11 The Back-Up Plan drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $0.9 million (-60.5%) in 1079 theaters (-1418). Total gross to date is $35.9 million. Budget was $35 million.

#12 Babies holds at #12 with a weekend gross of $0.7 million (-27.2%) in 395 theaters (-148). Total gross to date is $5.1 million. Budget is unknown.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $143.0 million (+8.9%).

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

24. May 2010 by Andrew
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