Weekend Box Office: July 30 – August 1

#1 Inception from Warner Brothers holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $27.4 million (-35.7%) in 3545 theaters (-247) . Total gross to date is $193.3 million. Budget was $160 million.

#2 Dinner for Schmucks from Paramount/Dreamworks debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $23.5 million in 2911 theaters. Budget was $69 million.

#3 Salt from Sony drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $19.4 million (-45.9%) in 3612 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $71.0 million. Budget was $110 million.

#4 Despicable Me from Universal drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $15.5 million (-34.5%) in 3602 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $190.3 million. Budget was $69 million.

#5 Charlie St. Cloud from Universal debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $12.3 million in 2718 theaters. Budget was $44 million.

#6 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore from Warner Brother debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 3705 theaters. Budget was $85 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Toy Story 3 drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $5.1 million (-42.6%) in 2105 theaters (-661). Total gross to date is $389.7 million. Budget was $200 million.

#8 Grown Ups drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-38.8%) in 2269 theaters (-590). Total gross to date is $150.7 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.4 million (-53.7%) in 2524 theaters (-980). Total gross to date is $52.0 million. Budget was $150 million.

#10 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-44.1%) in 2334 theaters (-787). Total gross to date is $288.1 million. Budget was $68 million.

#11 Ramona and Beezus drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-52.5%) in 2719 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $16.3 million. Budget was $15 million.

#12 The Kids Are All Right drops from #11 to #12 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (+35.9%) in 847 theaters (+646). Total gross to date is $9.6 million. Budget was $4 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $136.0 million (-12.3%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

03. August 2010 by Andrew
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