Weekend Box Office: July 16-18

#1 Inception from Warner Brothers debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $62.7 million in 3792 theaters. Budget was $160 million.

#2 Despicable Me from Universal drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $32.8 million (-41.8%) in 3501 theaters (+25). Total gross to date is $118.4 million. Budget was $69 million.

#3 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Buena Vista debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $17.6 million in 3504 theaters. Budget was $150 million.

#4 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from Summit drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $13.4 million (-57.7%) in 4001 theaters (-467). Total gross to date is $264.7 million. Budget was $68 million.

#5 Toy Story 3 from Buena Vista drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $11.9 million (-42.9%) in 3177 theaters (-576). Total gross to date is $362.9 million. Budget was $200 million.

#6 Grown Ups from Sony holds at #6 with a weekend gross of $9.9 million (-37.3%) in 3074 theaters (-389). Total gross to date is $129.1 million. Budget was $80 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Last Airbender drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.7 million (-53.4%) in 2805 theaters (-398). Total gross to date is $115.1 million. Budget was $150 million.

#8 Predators drops from #3 to #8 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-71.7%) in 2669 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $40.3 million. Budget was $40 million.

#9 Knight & Day drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.6 million (-53.3%) in 1925 theaters (-703). Total gross to date is $69.1 million. Budget was $117 million.

#10 The Karate Kid drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-57.3%) in 1532 theaters (-926). Total gross to date is $169.2 million. Budget was $40 million.

#11 Cyrus drops from #10 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (-14.6%) in 446 theaters (+246). Total gross to date is $5.0 million. Budget was $7 million.

#12 The Kids Are All Right jumps from #15 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (+116.3%) in 38 theaters (+31). Total gross to date is $1.8 million. Budget was $4 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $171.3 million (-6.9%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

19. July 2010 by Andrew
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