Weekend Box Office: July 23-25

#1 Inception from Warner Brothers holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $42.7 million (-32.0%) in 3792 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $142.8 million. Budget was $160 million.

#2 Salt from Sony debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $36.0 million in 3612 theaters. Budget was $110 million.

#3 Despicable Me from Universal drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $23.6 million (-27.8%) in 3600 theaters (+99). Total gross to date is $161.2 million. Budget was $69 million.

#4 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Buena Vista drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $9.6 million (-45.2%) in 3504 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $42.6 million. Budget was $150 million.

#5 Toy Story 3 from Buena Vista holds at #5 with a weekend gross of $8.9 million (-25.7%) in 2766 theaters (-411). Total gross to date is $379.4 million. Budget was $200 million.

#6 Ramona and Beezus from Fox debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $7.8 million in 2719 theaters. Budget was $15 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Grown Ups drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $7.4 million (-25.0%) in 2859 theaters (-215). Total gross to date is $142.2 million. Budget was $80 million.

#8 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse drops from #4 to #8 with a weekend gross of $7.1 million (-46.5%) in 3121 theaters (-880). Total gross to date is $279.8 million. Budget was $68 million.

#9 The Last Airbender drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-45.6%) in 2127 theaters (-678). Total gross to date is $123.3 million. Budget was $150 million.

#10 Predators drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-55.5%) in 1846 theaters (-823). Total gross to date is $46.8 million. Budget was $40 million.

#11 The Kids Are All Right jumps from #12 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (+143.8%) in 201 theaters (+163). Total gross to date is $4.9 million. Budget was $4 million.

#12 Knight & Day drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-53.0%) in 1265 theaters (-660). Total gross to date is $72.6 million. Budget was $117 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $155.0 million (-9.5%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

29. July 2010 by Andrew
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