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Weekend Box Office: August 20-22

ByAndrew

Aug 23, 2010

#1 The Expendables from Lionsgate holds at #1 with a weekend gross of $16.9 million (-51.3%) in 3270 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $65.3 million. Budget was $80 million.

#2 Vampires Suck from Fox debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $12.2 million in 3233 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#3 Eat Pray Love from Sony drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $12.1 million (-47.6%) in 3082 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $47.2 million. Budget was $60 million.

#4 Lottery Ticket from Warner Brothers debuts at #4 with an opening weekend gross of $10.6 million in 1973 theaters. Budget was $17 million.

#5 The Other Guys from Sony drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $10.1 million (-41.6%) in 3472 theaters (-179). Total gross to date is $88.2 million. Budget was $100 million.

#6 Piranha 3D from Weinstein/Dimension debuts at #6 with an opening weekend gross of $10.1 million in 2470 theaters. Budget was $24 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Switch debuts at #7 with an opening weekend gross of $8.4 million in 2012 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#8 Nanny McPhee Returns debuts at #8 with an opening weekend gross of $8.4 million in 2784 theaters. Budget was $35 million.

#9 Inception drops from #4 to #9 with a weekend gross of $7.8 million (-30.5%) in 2401 theaters (-719) . Total gross to date is $262.0 million. Budget was $160 million.

#10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World drops from #5 to #10 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-51.0%) in 2820 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $20.8 million. Budget was $60 million.

#11 Despicable Me drops from #6 to #11 with a weekend gross of $4.6 million (-33.1%) in 2236 theaters (-687). Total gross to date is $231.0 million. Budget was $69 million.

#12 Dinner for Schmucks drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-44.0%) in 2149 theaters (-897). Total gross to date is $65.8 million. Budget was $69 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $110.2 million (-16.6%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

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