Weekend Box Office: October 22-24

#1 Paranormal Activity 2 from Paramount debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $40.6 million in 3216 theaters. Budget was $3 million.

#2 Jackass 3-D from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $21.3 million (-57.7%) in 3111 theaters (+30). Total gross to date is $86.8 million. Budget was $20 million.

#3 RED from Summit drops from #2 to #3 with a weekend gross of $15.0 million (-30.9%) in 3273 theaters (+18). Total gross to date is $43.5 million. Budget was $58 million.

#4 Hereafter from Warner Brothers jumps from #28 to #4 with a weekend gross of $12.0 million (+5,354.8%) in 2181 theaters (+2175). Total gross to date is $12.3 million. Budget was $50 million.

#5 The Social Network from Sony drops from #3 to #5 with a weekend gross of $7.2 million (-29.5%) in 2921 theaters (+53). Total gross to date is $72.9 million. Budget was $50 million.

#6 Secretariat from Buena Vista drops from #4 to #6 with a weekend gross of $7.0 million (-24.9%) in 3108 theaters (+36). Total gross to date is $37.4 million. Budget was $35 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 Life as We Know It drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $6.1 million (-31.5%) in 3019 theaters (-131). Total gross to date is $37.6 million. Budget was $38 million.

#8 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole drops from #6 to #8 with a weekend gross of $3.2 million (-23.2%) in 2236 theaters (-266). Total gross to date is $50.2 million. Budget was $80 million.

#9 The Town drops from #7 to #9 with a weekend gross of $2.7 million (-30.9%) in 1918 theaters (-450). Total gross to date is $84.6 million. Budget was $37 million.

#10 Easy A drops from #9 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-33.6%) in 1632 theaters (-682). Total gross to date is $54.7 million. Budget was $8 million.

#11 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.2 million (-47.3%) in 1255 theaters (-790). Total gross to date is $50.0 million. Budget was $70 million.

#12 My Soul to Take drops from #8 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (-66.2%) in 1689 theaters (-840). Total gross to date is $13.9 million. Budget was $25 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $119.5 million (-).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

25. October 2010 by Andrew
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