Weekend Box Office: August 13-15

#1 The Expendables from Lionsgate debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $34.8 million in 3270 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#2 Eat Pray Love from Sony debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $23.1 million in 3082 theaters. Budget was $60 million.

#3 The Other Guys from Sony drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $17.4 million (-51.0%) in 3651 theaters (no change). Budget was $100 million.

#4 Inception from Warner Brothers drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $11.2 million (-39.0%) in 3120 theaters (-298) . Total gross to date is $248.4 million. Budget was $160 million.

#5 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World from Universal debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $10.6 million in 2818 theaters. Budget was $60 million.

#6 Despicable Me from Universal holds at #6 with a weekend gross of $6.9 million (-24.9%) in 2923 theaters (-490). Total gross to date is $222.1 million. Budget was $69 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Step Up 3-D drops from #3 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.9 million (-56.3%) in 2439 theaters (+4). Total gross to date is $29.8 million. Budget was $30 million.

#8 Dinner for Schmucks drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-39.4%) in 3046 theaters (+42). Total gross to date is $58.7 million. Budget was $69 million.

#9 Salt drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-43.0%) in 2834 theaters (-483). Total gross to date is $103.4 million. Budget was $110 million.

#10 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore drops from #7 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.1 million (-39.3%) in 2728 theaters (-977). Total gross to date is $35.2 million. Budget was $85 million.

#11 Toy Story 3 drops from #9 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.2 million (-28.7%) in 1219 theaters (-495). Total gross to date is $400.8 million. Budget was $200 million.

#12 Charlie St. Cloud drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.1 million (-55.0%) in 2083 theaters (-642). Total gross to date is $28.7 million. Budget was $44 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $132.1 million (+7.9%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

17. August 2010 by Andrew
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