Weekend Box Office: August 27-29

#1 Takers from Screen Gems debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $20.5 million in 2206 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#2 The Last Exorcism from Lionsgate debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $20.3 million in 2874 theaters. Budget was $1.8 million.

#3 The Expendables from Lionsgate drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $9.5 million (-43.8%) in 3398 theaters (+128). Total gross to date is $82.0 million. Budget was $80 million.

#4 Eat Pray Love from Sony drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $6.8 million (-43.7%) in 3108 theaters (+26). Total gross to date is $60.5 million. Budget was $60 million.

#5 The Other Guys from Sony holds at #5 with a weekend gross of $6.2 million (-38.2%) in 3181 theaters (-291). Total gross to date is $99.0 million. Budget was $100 million.

#6 Vampires Suck from Fox drops from #2 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.2 million (-57.2%) in 3233 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $27.8 million. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Inception jumps from #9 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.8 million (-37.8%) in 2070 theaters (-331) . Total gross to date is $270.5 million. Budget was $160 million.

#8 Nanny McPhee Returns holds at #8 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-43.9%) in 2798 theaters (+14). Total gross to date is $16.9 million. Budget was $35 million.

#9 The Switch drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-45.7%) in 2017 theaters (+5). Total gross to date is $16.4 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 Piranha 3D drops from #6 to #10 with a weekend gross of $4.3 million (-57.4%) in 2491 theaters (+21). Total gross to date is $18.2 million. Budget was $24 million.

#11 Avatar: Special Edition debuts at #11 with an opening weekend gross of $4.0 million in 812 theaters. Budget is unknown.

#12 Lottery Ticket drops from #4 to #12 with a weekend gross of $3.8 million (-63.8%) in 1974 theaters (+1). Budget was $17 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $95.0 million (-13.8%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

30. August 2010 by Andrew
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