Weekend Box Office: October 1-3

#1 The Social Network from Sony debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $22.4 million in 2771 theaters. Budget was $50 million.

#2 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole from Warner Brothers holds at #2 with a weekend gross of $10.8 million (-32.4%) in 3575 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $30.0 million. Budget was $80 million.

#3 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps from Fox drops from #1 to #3 with a weekend gross of $10.0 million (-47.4%) in 3597 theaters (+32). Total gross to date is $35.7 million. Budget was $70 million.

#4 The Town from Warner Brothers drops from #3 to #4 with a weekend gross of $9.7 million (-37.5%) in 2935 theaters (+50). Total gross to date is $64.0 million. Budget was $37 million.

#5 Easy A from Screen Gems drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.7 million (-36.3%) in 2974 theaters (+118). Total gross to date is $42.1 million. Budget was $8 million.

#6 You Again from Buena Vista drops from #5 to #6 with a weekend gross of $5.7 million (-31.9%) in 2548 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $16.6 million. Budget was $20 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Case 39 debuts at #7 with an opening weekend gross of $5.3 million in 2211 theaters. Budget was $26 million.

#8 Let Me In debuts at #8 with an opening weekend gross of $5.1 million in 2020 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#9 Devil drops from #6 to #9 with a weekend gross of $3.5 million (-46.0%) in 2392 theaters (-419). Total gross to date is $27.2 million. Budget is unknown.

#10 Alpha and Omega drops from #8 to #10 with a weekend gross of $2.9 million (-38.2%) in 2303 theaters (-322). Total gross to date is $18.9 million. Budget is unknown.

#11 Resident Evil: Afterlife drops from #7 to #11 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-43.8%) in 1907 theaters (-735). Total gross to date is $56.6 million. Budget was $60 million.

#12 Inception drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $0.9 million (-27.5%) in 625 theaters (-282) . Total gross to date is $288.4 million. Budget was $160 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $86.2 million (-5.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

04. October 2010 by Andrew
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