Weekend Box Office: July 9-11

#1 Despicable Me from Universal debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $56.3 million in 3476 theaters. Budget was $69 million.

#2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from Summit drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $31.7 million (-51.1%) in 4468 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $235.3 million. Budget was $68 million.

#3 Predators from Fox debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $24.7 million in 2669 theaters. Budget was $40 million.

#4 Toy Story 3 from Buena Vista drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $21.0 million (-30.6%) in 3753 theaters (-275). Total gross to date is $339.2 million. Budget was $200 million.

#5 The Last Airbender from Paramount drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $16.6 million (-58.7%) in 3203 theaters (+34). Total gross to date is $99.7 million. Budget was $150 million.

#6 Grown Ups from Sony drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $15.8 million (-17.0%) in 3463 theaters (-71). Total gross to date is $110.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Knight & Day drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.7 million (-26.1%) in 2628 theaters (-476). Total gross to date is $61.8 million. Budget was $117 million.

#8 The Karate Kid drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $5.3 million (-32.9%) in 2458 theaters (-651). Total gross to date is $164.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#9 The A-Team drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-45.1%) in 1236 theaters (-917). Total gross to date is $73.9 million. Budget was $110 million.

#10 Cyrus jumps from #11 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (+65.3%) in 200 theaters (+123). Total gross to date is $3.4 million. Budget was $7 million.

#11 The Girl Who Played with Fire debuts at #11 with an opening weekend gross of $0.9 million in 108 theaters. Budget is unknownn.

#12 Get Him to the Greek drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $0.7 million (-42.3%) in 442 theaters (-442). Total gross to date is $59.4 million. Budget was $40 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $184.0 million (+2.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

15. July 2010 by Andrew
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