Weekend Box Office: August 6-8

#1 The Other Guys from Sony debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $35.5 million in 3651 theaters. Budget was $100 million.

#2 Inception from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $18.5 million (-32.7%) in 3418 theaters (-127) . Total gross to date is $227.6 million. Budget was $160 million.

#3 Step Up 3-D from Buena Vista debuts at #3 with an opening weekend gross of $15.8 million in 2435 theaters. Budget was $30 million.

#4 Salt from Sony drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $10.9 million (-44.0%) in 3317 theaters (-295). Total gross to date is $91.7 million. Budget was $110 million.

#5 Dinner for Schmucks from Paramount/Dreamworks drops from #2 to #5 with a weekend gross of $10.3 million (-55.9%) in 3004 theaters (+93). Total gross to date is $46.6 million. Budget was $69 million.

#6 Despicable Me from Universal drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $9.2 million (-40.2%) in 3413 theaters (-189). Total gross to date is $209.2 million. Budget was $69 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore drops from #6 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.9 million (-43.8%) in 3705 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $26.4 million. Budget was $85 million.

#8 Charlie St. Cloud drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-62.0%) in 2725 theaters (+7). Total gross to date is $23.4 million. Budget was $44 million.

#9 Toy Story 3 drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.1 million (-39.1%) in 1714 theaters (-391). Total gross to date is $396.3 million. Budget was $200 million.

#10 The Kids Are All Right jumps from #12 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.5 million (-26.3%) in 994 theaters (+147). Total gross to date is $14.0 million. Budget was $4 million.

#11 Grown Ups drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.4 million (-47.1%) in 1769 theaters (-500). Total gross to date is $155.6 million. Budget was $80 million.

#12 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice drops from #9 to #12 with a weekend gross of $2.3 million (-47.1%) in 1766 theaters (-758). Total gross to date is $57.0 million. Budget was $150 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $122.5 million (-10.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

10. August 2010 by Andrew
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