Weekend Box Office: September 24-26

#1 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps from Fox debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $19.0 million in 3565 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#2 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole from Warner Brothers debuts at #2 with an opening weekend gross of $16.1 million in 3575 theaters. Budget was $80 million.

#3 The Town from Warner Brothers drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $15.6 million (-34.5%) in 2885 theaters (+24). Total gross to date is $48.6 million. Budget was $37 million.

#4 Easy A from Screen Gems drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $10.6 million (-40.2%) in 2856 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $32.7 million. Budget was $8 million.

#5 You Again from Buena Vista debuts at #5 with an opening weekend gross of $8.4 million in 2548 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#6 Devil from Universal drops from #3 to #6 with a weekend gross of $6.6 million (-46.2%) in 2811 theaters (+2). Total gross to date is $21.8 million. Budget is unknown.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Resident Evil: Afterlife drops from #4 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.9 million (-50.5%) in 2642 theaters (-567). Total gross to date is $52.0 million. Budget was $60 million.

#8 Alpha and Omega drops from #5 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.7 million (-48.0%) in 2625 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $15.1 million. Budget is unknown.

#9 Takers drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $1.6 million (-46.4%) in 1413 theaters (-726). Total gross to date is $54.8 million. Budget was $32 million.

#10 Inception drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (-36.6%) in 907 theaters (-398) . Total gross to date is $287.0 million. Budget was $160 million.

#11 The Other Guys drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $0.9 million (-49.7%) in 1047 theaters (-780). Total gross to date is $116.9 million. Budget was $100 million.

#12 The American drops from #7 to #12 with a weekend gross of $0.8 million (-66.5%) in 1315 theaters (-1142). Total gross to date is $34.6 million. Budget was $20 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $90.7 million (+4.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

27. September 2010 by Andrew
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