Weekend Box Office: September 10-12

#1 Resident Evil: Afterlife from Screen Gems debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $26.6 million in 3203 theaters. Budget was $60 million.

#2 Takers from Screen Gems jumps from #3 to #2 with a weekend gross of $5.6 million (-47.8%) in 2191 theaters (-15). Total gross to date is $47.6 million. Budget was $32 million.

#3 The American from Focus drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $5.6 million (-56.9%) in 2833 theaters (+10). Total gross to date is $28.1 million. Budget was $20 million.

#4 Machete from Fox drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $4.2 million (-62.4%) in 2678 theaters (+8). Total gross to date is $20.9 million. Budget was $20 million.

#5 Going the Distance from Warner Brothers holds at #5 with a weekend gross of $3.7 million (-45.0%) in 3030 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $13.9 million. Budget was $32 million.

#6 The Other Guys from Sony jumps from #7 to #6 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-36.7%) in 2246 theaters (-361). Total gross to date is $112.4 million. Budget was $100 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Last Exorcism drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $3.3 million (-54.7%) in 2731 theaters (-143). Total gross to date is $38.0 million. Budget was $1.8 million.

#8 The Expendables drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.2 million (-51.3%) in 3058 theaters (-340). Total gross to date is $98.4 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 Eat Pray Love drops from #8 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-39.0%) in 2339 theaters (-324). Total gross to date is $74.6 million. Budget was $60 million.

#10 Inception drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.8 million (-38.7%) in 1583 theaters (-121) . Total gross to date is $282.2 million. Budget was $160 million.

#11 Nanny McPhee Returns drops from #10 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-41.1%) in 2364 theaters (-344). Total gross to date is $26.2 million. Budget was $35 million.

#12 The Switch holds at #12 with a weekend gross of $2.0 million (-35.9%) in 1595 theaters (-290). Total gross to date is $25.0 million. Budget was $19 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $65.7 million (-18.6%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

14. September 2010 by Andrew
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