Weekend Box Office: October 29-31

#1 Saw 3-D from Lionsgate debuts at #1 with an opening weekend gross of $22.5 million in 2808 theaters. Budget was $20 million.

#2 Paranormal Activity 2 from Paramount drops from #1 to #2 with a weekend gross of $16.5 million (-59.4%) in 3239 theaters (+23). Total gross to date is $65.6 million. Budget was $3 million.

#3 RED from Summit holds at #3 with a weekend gross of $10.7 million (-28.6%) in 3349 theaters (+76). Total gross to date is $58.8 million. Budget was $58 million.

#4 Jackass 3-D from Paramount drops from #2 to #4 with a weekend gross of $8.5 million (-60.1%) in 3139 theaters (+28). Total gross to date is $101.6 million. Budget was $20 million.

#5 Hereafter from Warner Brothers drops from #4 to #5 with a weekend gross of $6.4 million (-46.6%) in 2424 theaters (+243). Total gross to date is $22.2 million. Budget was $50 million.

#6 Secretariat from Buena Vista holds at #6 with a weekend gross of $5.0 million (-28.5%) in 3108 theaters (no change). Total gross to date is $44.7 million. Budget was $35 million.

Rounding out the top 12 are:

#7 The Social Network drops from #5 to #7 with a weekend gross of $4.5 million (-38.0%) in 2767 theaters (-154). Total gross to date is $79.5 million. Budget was $50 million.

#8 Life as We Know It drops from #7 to #8 with a weekend gross of $4.0 million (-33.9%) in 2860 theaters (-159). Total gross to date is $43.5 million. Budget was $38 million.

#9 The Town holds at #9 with a weekend gross of $1.9 million (-28.1%) in 1608 theaters (-310). Total gross to date is $87.6 million. Budget was $37 million.

#10 Conviction jumps from #25 to #10 with a weekend gross of $1.8 million (+504.1%) in 565 theaters (+510). Total gross to date is $2.3 million. Budget was $12.5 million.

#11 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole drops from #8 to #11 with a weekend gross of $1.7 million (-45.9%) in 2010 theaters (-226). Total gross to date is $52.6 million. Budget was $80 million.

#12 Easy A drops from #10 to #12 with a weekend gross of $1.0 million (-39.0%) in 1262 theaters (-370). Total gross to date is $56.3 million. Budget was $8 million.

The combined gross of the top 12 movies this weekend was $84.9 million (-29.0%).

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

Sources:
Box Office Mojo

01. November 2010 by Andrew
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